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Genesis: A Living Conversation

Moyers, Bill; Betty Sue Flowers (ed.);

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ISBN 10: 0385483457 / ISBN 13: 9780385483452
Published by Doubleday, New York, 1996
Condition: vg Hardcover
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Signed. Large 8vo. xxxvii, 361pp. Brown half-cloth over brown cloth in original printed dust jacket. Decorative endpapers. Author's signature on front free endpaper. Tail of spine bumped. Overall in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 34104

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Title: Genesis: A Living Conversation

Publisher: Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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Synopsis:

The stories in the Book of Genesis captured our ancestors' imagination thousands of years ago--and they speak to us today. In Genesis, acclaimed television journalist Bill Moyers explores the contemporary relevance of the ageless wisdom from the Bible's epic first book.

Creation, temptation, murder, exile, and family strife--these themes emerge from every page of Genesis as fresh as the morning headlines or the evening news. Genesis invites readers into a lively and accessible discussion of the manifold meanings of these stories, and engages us in a fascinating exploration of the relationship between interpreter and text. Among the four dozen writers, theologians, artists, and thinkers in the series are Mary Gordon, John Barth, Faye Kellerman, Samuel D. Proctor, Phyllis Trible, Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, Walter Brueggemann, Robert Alter, Oscar Hijuelos, Leon R. Kass, Elaine H. Pagels, Charles Johnson, Stephen Mitchell, Bharati Mukherjee, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Elizabeth Swados, Burton L. Visotzky, and Renita J. Weems--a dazzling, multilayered chorus of voices.

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In all honesty, when I first tuned into Genesis the PBS series, I wasn't really in the mood to hear a cabal of hyper-intellectual critics enlighten me with their interpretations of an already widely familiar religious text. Within seconds of watching, however, I was completely engrossed in a conversation unlike any I'd experienced before--lively, intelligent, generous, illuminating, exciting. If you didn't catch the series, or even if you did and you still want more, pick up this book. It expands in places where the program had to be cut and is just as riveting. The commentary and the "already familiar text" prove as multidimensional and visceral as life itself.

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