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In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesisby Karen Armstrong
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"KAREN ARMSTRONG IS A GENIUS."
--A. N. Wilson
As the foundation stone of the Jewish and Christian scriptures, The Book of Genesis unfolds some of the most arresting stories of world literature--the Creation; Adam and Eve; Cain and Abel; the sacrifice of Isaac. Yet the meaning of Genesis remains enigmatic. In this fascinating volume, Karen Armstrong, author of the highly acclaimed bestseller A History of God, brilliantly illuminates the mysteries and profundities of this mystifying work.
"A lyrical chronicle of one woman's wrestling with Genesis that can serve as a guide to others . . . As notable for its scholarship as it is for its honesty and vulnerability."
"Armstrong can simplify complex ideas, but she is never simplistic."
--The New York Times Book Review
As the foundation stone of the Jewish and Christian scriptures, the Book of Genesis unfolds some of the most arresting stories of world literature. In this book, Karen Armstrong brilliantly illuminates the mysteries and profundities of this mystifying work.
Includes bibliographic references (p. 185-187) and index.
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