Imagining Creation

Imagining Creation

by Markham (Mark) Geller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 9004157654

ISBN-13: 9789004157651

Pub. Date: 11/27/2007

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Imagining Creation discusses a wide selection of creation stories from different cultures, regions, and periods, from the Ancient Near East and India, Bible and Koran, to modern Africa and Europe.

Overview

Imagining Creation discusses a wide selection of creation stories from different cultures, regions, and periods, from the Ancient Near East and India, Bible and Koran, to modern Africa and Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004157651
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/27/2007
Series:
IJS Studies in Judaica Series, #5
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

CONTENTS
Foreword
Markham Geller and Mineke Schipper
Chapter One Introduction
Mary Douglas
Chapter Two Mesopotamian Creation Stories
W. G. Lambert
Chapter Three Creation Stories in Ancient Egypt
Stephen Quirke
Chapter Four You Can’t Get Here from There: The Logical Paradox of Ancient Indian Creation Myths
Wendy Doniger
Chapter Five Stories of the Beginning: Origin Myths in Africa South of the Sahara
Mineke Schipper
Chapter Six Modern Jewish Attitudes to the Concept of Myth
Wout Jac. van Bekkum
Chapter Seven Extract from Genesis 1–2 Translation and Commentary, Norton, NY 1996
Robert Alter
Chapter Eight The Bible in the Making: Slavonic Creation Stories
Florentina Badalanova
Chapter Nine Arab Creation Stories beyond the Pale
Abdullah al-Udhari
Chapter Ten Lurianic Creation Myths
Daphne Freedman
Index

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