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The Book of Job: A Biography

Wednesday, we're joined by religion scholar Mark Larrimore, who's written what he calls a biography of The Book of Job. In it, he traces the story's obscure origins and the ways it has been used by clergy, philosophers and even artists to imagine and reimagine the human and the divine. Larrimore says Job has more puzzles than any other Biblical text, and we'll talk about why he says we have an obligation as a community to retell the story and to explore its questions together.

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Mark Larrimore directs the Religious Studies Program at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. His book is called The Book of Job: A Biography [Amazon|Indiebound]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.