Inscrutable Malice: Theodicy, Eschatology, and the Biblical Sources of Moby-Dick

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Though "Moby-Dick" is one of the most discussed and read works of American literature, the influence of the Bible has been overlooked in many contemporary studies of the novel. In "Inscrutable Malice," Jonathan A. Cook expertly illuminates Melville's abiding preoccupation with the problem of evil and the pervasive role of the Bible in shaping his iconic work.Drawing on recent research in the fields of biblical studies, the history of religion, and comparative mythology, Cook provides a new interpretation of "Moby-Dick" that ...