The whirlwind speeches at the end of Job (Job 38–41) depict a cosmos that is radically non-anthropocentric. This cosmos includes creatures and places indifferent towards human beings and quite dangerous for them. Nevertheless, God delights in these wild creatures and places and gives them a place in creation. Job responds to the whirlwind speeches by choosing to live with the same freedom God grants all of God’s creatures.
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Schifferdecker, Kathryn M. “Of Stars and Sea Monsters: Creation Theology in the Whirlwind Speeches.” Word & World 31, no. 4 (September 2011): 357–66.
Schifferdecker, Kathryn M., "Of Stars and Sea Monsters: Creation Theology in the Whirlwind Speeches" (2011). Faculty Publications. 165.