The Meaning of Loyalty, Part 4: Job's Dilemma, 1951 May 27


In this fourth lecture on loyalty, Thurman explores the story of Job. He wonders: How do we reconcile the logic of our minds and the loyalty of our hearts when it comes to God? The logic of the mind believes in order and justice – God being the arbiter of perfect reward and perfect punishment. However, we also find that the good and undeserving unnecessarily suffer, and thus God appears unjust. For Thurman, Job's answer to this dilemma is that Job's integrity to God and humanity remained firm, even when God's integrity to him seemed to fail.

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