Candide and the Book of Job
Religion has been a staple of human society since the dawn of recorded history and probably traces back even further. All religions found in history have one common theme between them besides their belief in a supreme power. Each religion helps explain what man cannot. Since Emperor Constantine changed the Roman Empire to Christianity, the faith has dominated western civilization. Voltaire, one of the most prominent philosophers of the
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the context for a symbolic representation of his beliefs on Christianity as it existed in the world during his life. Voltaire altered the ending from the of Job’s conclusion to show that hard work, not religious perfection was the key to success in Europe, but he also hinted that Christianity in America may finally have a good balance between faith in God and a successful society on Earth.
The Book of Job