The Theology of the Book of Genesis

The Theology of the Book of Genesis

by R. W. L. Moberly
     
 

The book of Genesis contains foundational material for Jewish and Christian theology, both historic and contemporary, and is almost certainly the most consulted book in the Old Testament in contemporary culture. R. W. L. Moberly's The Theology of the Book of Genesis examines the actual use made of Genesis in current debates, not only in academic but also in popular

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The book of Genesis contains foundational material for Jewish and Christian theology, both historic and contemporary, and is almost certainly the most consulted book in the Old Testament in contemporary culture. R. W. L. Moberly's The Theology of the Book of Genesis examines the actual use made of Genesis in current debates, not only in academic but also in popular contexts. Traditional issues such as creation and Fall stand alongside more recent issues such as religious violence and Christian Zionism. Moberly's concern - elucidated through a combination of close readings and discussions of hermeneutical principles - is to uncover what constitutes intelligent understanding and use of Genesis, through a consideration of its intrinsic meaning as an ancient text (in both Hebrew and Greek versions) in dialogue with its reception and appropriation both past and present. Moberly seeks to enable responsible theological awareness and use of the ancient text today, highlighting Genesis's enduring significance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521685382
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/29/2009
Series:
Old Testament Theology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. What is a 'theology of Genesis'?; 2. On reading Genesis 1-11; 3. Genesis 1: picturing the world; 4. Genesis 2-3: Adam and Eve and 'the fall'; 5. Genesis 4: Cain and Abel; 6. Genesis 6-9: cataclysm and grace; 7. On reading Genesis 12-50; 8. Genesis 12:1-3: a key to interpreting the Old Testament?; 9. Genesis 12:3a: a biblical basis for Christian Zionism?; 10. Genesis 22: Abraham - model or monster?; 11. Abraham and the 'Abrahamic faiths'; 12. Genesis 37-50: Joseph.

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