The Earth Story in Genesis
The Earth Bible ; 2
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Earth Story in Genesis by Norman C. Habel
Book DescriptionA series of articles by scholars from around the world reading the story of Earth in Genesis in the light of the ecojustice principles enunciated in Volume One, 'Readings from the Perspective of Earth'. These readings uncover how Earth may be valued or de-valued, given a voice or denied a voice, dominated or served, depending on the orientation of the text. In Genesis 1, for example, the intrinsic worth of Earth is highlighted in the 'revealing' of Earth's presence but negated when humans are given the right to 'subdue' it. In Genesis 9 the text begins with the Earth community terrified by, and alienated from, humans but ends with all the Earth Community-and Earth itself-bound together equally in a covenant.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841270852
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Sheffield Academic Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Norman C. Habel
Inconvenient Text, Paperback (July 2009)
The Bible is an inconvenient text. There are passages that are 'grey' rather than 'green'. These passages depict God or humans destroying or devaluing parts of creation.
Earth Bible, Paperback (October 2002)View all books by Norman C. Habel
The "Earth Bible" is an international project, including volumes on ecojustice readings of major sections of the Bible. Volume V reflects on responses to the ecojustice principles in the hermeneutic of the project, and on New Testament texts that seem to devalue Earth in favour of heaven.
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Author Biography - Norman C. Habel
Norman C. Habel is Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Theology, Science and Culture at Flinders University of South Australia. Shirley Wurst is an independent scholar living in Parkside, South Australia.
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