In the Beginning

In the Beginning

A New Interpretation of Genesis

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
Presents a new interpretation of the stories of Genesis, explaining how these ancient tales illuminate the human quest for meaning and the struggle between good and evil

Blackwell North Amer
The power of Genesis lies in its stories, especially those of the creation, the Fall, Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph. Armstrong traces the grand design of Genesis and its great themes, examines its stories in fascinating detail, and shows why and how they work so well to illustrate the human quest for meaning.
We discover how these ancient tales illuminate our most profound and intractable problems: our struggle with evil, with obtuseness, with cowardice, and particularly with the difficulty of facing up to the consequences of our past actions. Most significantly, Armstrong makes clear how the stories in Genesis can help us to relate - morally - to our own personal histories in our strivings to make ourselves whole, and to grasp why the struggle itself is worthwhile even if its goal is never fully achieved.

& Taylor

The best-selling author of A History of God and Jerusalem presents a dramatic new interpretation of the great stories of Genesis, explaining how these ancient biblical tales illuminate the human quest for meaning and the struggle between good and evil. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1996
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780679450894
Branch Call Number: 222.11 Ar 1996
Characteristics: viii, 195 pages ; 20 cm


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Aug 11, 2015

Brief, but clearly written. Makes a rather 'soft' interpretation of the book; includes a translation of the book as well.


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