Creation, Sin and Reconciliation Hardback

Reading Primordial and Patriarchal Narrative in the Book of Genesis

by Robert Letellier;

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Creation, Sin and Reconciliation

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This volume considers aspects of the Book of Genesis; as the first book of the Torah, and hence of the Bible, its position is unique, especially in its provision of the foundational stories of Creation, the emergence of mankind, and the beginning of human society. Through close reading of chapters 1-11, 32-33 and 37-50 (the opening, middle and end of Genesis), with consideration of the language, style and possible implications of the text, this approach explores the fundamental themes of Berishit and the enduring relevance of its powerful message for humanity and our place in the world. The method is both synchronic (a literary, exegetic analysis of the received text), and diachronic (a more historical consideration of other forms of interpretation, whether archaeological, theological, philosophical, generic or comparative). The mystery of creation and the origins of the world and humankind are enduringly important, and with the rise of interest in cosmology and ever-growing ecological concerns for the earth and its sustainability, nothing could be more topical. Where do we come from? What is our place in the world? What is our responsibility for it? Intimately related to Creation are the nature of human origins and the mystery of the beautiful yet disturbing imperfection of human nature and society. Why are we as we are? What does this mean for concepts of family, community and nation? The Patriarchal Narratives of the forebears of Ancient Israel (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph) provide some of the most enduring stories of election, mission, endeavour and interaction in the annals of world literature. The power and unwavering truthfulness of these stories hold a mirror to human behaviour with seemingly fathomless implication

Creation, Sin and Reconciliation by Robert Letellier was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in October 2015. The ISBN for Creation, Sin and Reconciliation is 9781443880565.

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Details for Creation, Sin and Reconciliation

Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing (October 2015)
Edition1st Unabridged
Number of Pages310
Height212 mm
Width148 mm
Product Code4374916
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