Cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.


Durham Research Online
You are in:

The theology of the book of Genesis.

Moberly, R.W.L. (2009) 'The theology of the book of Genesis.', Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press. Old Testament theology.

Abstract

The book of Genesis contains foundational material for Jewish and Christian theology, both historic and contemporary, and is almost certainly the most appealed-to 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 principle – is to uncover what constitutes good 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’ enduring significance.

Item Type:Book
Additional Information:Sample chapter deposited. Chapter 2: 'On Reading Genesis 1-11.', pp.21-41.
Full text:PDF - Published Version (1266Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://www.cup.es/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521866316
Publisher statement:© R.W.L. Moberly 2009.
Record Created:16 Sep 2009 11:35
Last Modified:22 Sep 2010 09:34

Social bookmarking: del.icio.usConnoteaBibSonomyCiteULikeFacebookTwitterExport: EndNote, Zotero | BibTex
Usage statisticsLook up in GoogleScholar | Find in a UK Library