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The book of Genesis : a biography

Author: Ronald S Hendel
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Lives of great religious books.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Eletronic version:
Hendel, Ronald S.
Book of Genesis.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2013
(OCoLC)813844017
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald S Hendel
ISBN: 9780691140124 069114012X
OCLC Number: 788265521
Description: xii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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 --
Stories of our alley --
Timeline.
Series Title: Lives of great religious books.
Responsibility: Ronald Hendel.

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Provides the history of Genesis and explores its impact on Western religion, philosophy, science, politics, literature, and more. This title traces how Genesis has shaped views of reality, and how  Read more...
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One of Jewish Ideas Daily.com's 40 Best Jewish Books of 2012 "Hendel's engaging and accessible biography reminds us that Genesis remains 'an astonishing book of marvelous realism and the root from Read more...

 
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