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Reading Genesis By Marilynne Robinson

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Author Marilynne Robinson Published by Virago ISBN 9780349018768 EAN 9780349018768 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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For generations, the Book of Genesis has been treated by scholars as a collection of documents by various hands expressing different factional interests, with borrowings from other ancient literatures that mark the text as derivative. In other words, academic interpretation of Genesis has centred on the question of its basic coherency, just as fundamentalist interpretation has centred on the question of the appropriateness of reading it as literally true. Both of these approaches preclude an appreciation of its greatness as literature, its rich articulation and exploration of themes that resonate through the whole of Scripture. Robinson’s book is a powerful consideration of the profound meanings and promise of God’s enduring covenant with man. Her magisterial book radiates gratitude for the constancy and benevolence of God’s abiding faith in Creation.