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Author Hendel, Ronald S.
Title The book of Genesis : a biography / Ronald Hendel.
Publisher Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2013.
 Book Stacks  BS1235.52 .H46 2013  AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 287 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary During its 2,500-year-life, the book of Genesis has been the keystone to almost every important claim about reality, humanity, and God in Judaism and Christianity. And it continues to play a central role in debates about science, politics, and human rights. With clarity and skill, acclaimed biblical scholar Ronald Hendel provides a panoramic history of this iconic book, exploring its impact on Western religion, philosophy, science, politics, literature, and more.Hendel traces how Genesis has shaped views of reality, and how changing views of reality have shaped interpretations of Genesis.
Contents Life of Genesis -- Genesis of Genesis -- Rise of the figural sense -- Apocalyptic secrets -- Platonic worlds -- Between the figure and the real -- Genesis and science: from the beginning to fundamentalism -- Modern times -- Tories of our alley -- Timeline.
ISBN 9780691140124 (alk. paper)
069114012X (alk. paper)
Series Lives of great religious books
Lives of great religious books.
Subject Bible. Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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