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The Resource Creation, sin and reconciliation : reading primordial and patriarchal narrative in the Book of Genesis, by Robert Ignatius Letellier

Creation, sin and reconciliation : reading primordial and patriarchal narrative in the Book of Genesis, by Robert Ignatius Letellier

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Creation, sin and reconciliation : reading primordial and patriarchal narrative in the Book of Genesis
Title
Creation, sin and reconciliation
Title remainder
reading primordial and patriarchal narrative in the Book of Genesis
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Ignatius Letellier
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Letellier, Robert Ignatius
Dewey number
222/.1106
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1235.52
LC item number
.L49 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Religion & beliefs
  • Old Testaments
  • Biblical studies & exegesis
  • RELIGION
Summary expansion
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 implications. They provide a dynamic, a positive way forward in reflecting on the intractable hostility that perennially blights the history of humankind. The recurrence of universal themes and symbols generated in Genesis and found throughout the Bible (and in wider folk literature) emphasizes the conceptual unity of a Great Code of meaning, and is pertinent to a canonical reading of Scripture; for example, Joseph's story prefigures that of Jesus, and posits reconciliation as the very harbinger of salvation
Target audience
specialized
Label
Creation, sin and reconciliation : reading primordial and patriarchal narrative in the Book of Genesis, by Robert Ignatius Letellier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-292) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • D.
  • Patriarchal narrative : reconciliation as the precursor of salvation : Joseph and his brothers : Genesis 37-50
  • Joseph revealed to his brothers : Genesis 42-45
  • A.
  • Primordial narrative : the creation of the world and humankind
  • Creation and sin : Genesis 1-11
  • B.
  • Primordial narrative : the origins of sin and human society
  • Genesis 6-9 : the flood
  • C.
  • Patriarchal narrative : human discord and the grace of reconciliation : Jacob and Esau : Genesis 32-33
Control code
938788222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443888509
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
896069
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)938788222
Label
Creation, sin and reconciliation : reading primordial and patriarchal narrative in the Book of Genesis, by Robert Ignatius Letellier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-292) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • D.
  • Patriarchal narrative : reconciliation as the precursor of salvation : Joseph and his brothers : Genesis 37-50
  • Joseph revealed to his brothers : Genesis 42-45
  • A.
  • Primordial narrative : the creation of the world and humankind
  • Creation and sin : Genesis 1-11
  • B.
  • Primordial narrative : the origins of sin and human society
  • Genesis 6-9 : the flood
  • C.
  • Patriarchal narrative : human discord and the grace of reconciliation : Jacob and Esau : Genesis 32-33
Control code
938788222
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781443888509
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
896069
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)938788222

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