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Genesis : the movie

Author: Robert Farrar Capon
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : W.B. Eerdmans, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The creation story stands as one of the most familiar in Scripture. But, says best-selling author Robert Farrar Capon, most of us misconstrue it. The reason? We have fallen into the habit of reading Genesis the way we read all Scripture - as a manual of religious instructions. To break this (bad) habit, Capon here offers a whimsical yet fruitful approach - watching the Bible as a historical movie whose director is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Farrar Capon
ISBN: 080286094X 9780802860941 0802863256 9780802863256
OCLC Number: 51738026
Description: xviii, 356 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The director --
Flashback --
The producer and Trinity Films --
Day one : the heavens, the earth, the deep, and the light --
A second day : the firmament --
A third day : the ecology of good and evil --
A fourth day : God's invention of time --
A fifth day : the ecology of life and death --
A sixtth day : The crowning of ecology --
The seventh day : God's eternal rest --
A conversation with some history buffs --
A view from the bridge --
The making of the ʼadham in time and space --
The garden, the tree of life, and the city --
Detour --
The river, the watering of the world and the tree of knowledge of good and evil --
Scenario for a short subject --
The animals, the priesthood of Adam, and the man and his wife as one flesh --
The beginning of misery The passing of the buck and the beginning of God's curses --
On the other hand --
The rest of the curses : the first hint of the good news --
The expulsion : the first proclamation of the gospel.
Responsibility: Robert Farrar Capon.

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The bestselling author returns to the opening scenes of the biblical story, drawing new insights from the old and familiar by teaching readers to view Scripture in a whimsical--yet fruitful--new way.  Read more...

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