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Talking about Genesis : a resource guide

Author: Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Main Street Books/Doubleday, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Main Street Books ed
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"For individuals, families, and groups. Essays and commentaries from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives ... discussion topics, activities, and resources"--Cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Public Affairs Television (Firm)
ISBN: 0385485808 9780385485807
OCLC Number: 35049547
Description: 177 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Bill Moyers --
Preface / by Burton L. Visotzky --
Overview / by Christopher M. Leighton --
Guidelines for a Genesis discussion group --
The story of creation : Genesis 1-2 --
In God's image / by Renita J. Weems --
On creation / by Jon D. Levenson --
A palace in time : an excerpt from The Sabbath / by Abraham Joshua Heschel --
How has Genesis shaped our perceptions of women of and men? / responses from Phyllis Trible, Pope John Paul II, Josephus, and others --
One story or two stories? / Responses from Bruce Birch, Walter Brueggemann, Roberta Hestenes, and Burton L. Visotzky --
Reflections : on the art of creation --
The story of Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden : Genesis 2-3 --
On Adam, Eve, and the serpent / by Elaine H. Pagels --
What was gained and what was lost in "the Fall"? / responses from Augustine, Marc Gellman, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, and others --
On temptation / by Robert Coles --
Reflections : on temptation, sin, and redemption --
The story of Cain and Abel : Genesis 4 --
The legacy of Cain / by Christopher M. Leighton --
Raising Cain : a case history of the first family / by Edwin H. Friedman --
On translation / by Everett Fox --
What are the origins of human violence? / responses from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Allan Boesak, Bruno Bettelheim, and others --
Reflections : on brotherhood and sisterhood --
The story of Noah and the flood : Genesis 6-9 --
The drowning of the world / by Jack Miles --
Is Noah really righteous? / responses from Karen Armstrong, Elie Wiesel, David Tracy, and others --
Still in God's image / by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg --
Reflections : on the environment --
The story of Abraham and Sarah : Genesis 11-13 --
Hearing God's call / by Sandee Brawarsky --
Heeding God's call : a personal testimony / Eugene Rivers III --
Recognizing God's call / by Martin E. Marty --
Who are the children of Abraham? / responses from Galatians, the Qur'an, Siddur Sim Shalom (Jewish Prayer Book), and others --
Reflections : on leaving home. The story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar : Genesis 16-17, 21 --
Sarah and Hagar / by Tivka Frymer-Kensky --
Who do you identify with in this story--Sarah or Hagar? / responses from Renita J. Weems, Rebecca Goldstein, Mary Gordon, Bharati Mukherjee, Azizah al-Hibri, and others --
Reflections : on motherhood --
The story of Abraham and Isaac on Mount Moriah : Genesis 22-23 --
Sacrifice / by Lawrence Boadt --
Arguing with God / by Rosann Catalano --
Where was Sarah? / by Phyllis Trible --
Isaac--victim or martyr? / responses from Norman Cohen, Neil Gordon, and others --
Reflections : on sacrifice --
The story of Isaac, Rebekah, Esau, and Jacob : Genesis 25-28 --
Sibling rivalry, redux : Jacob and Esau / by Noam Zion --
Rebekah, a trickster heroine / by Susan Niditch --
What is the nature of Isaac's blindness? / responses from Rembert Weakland, Burton L. Visotzky, Freema Gottlieb, and others --
Reflections : on deception --
The story of Jacob's coming-of-age : Genesis 28, 32-33 --
The struggle toward reconciliation / by Walter Brueggemann --
Are Jacob and Esau ever really reconciled? / responses from Jean-Pierre M. Ruiz, Cynthia Ozick, and Lewis B. Smedes --
Reflections : on forgiveness --
The story of Joseph in Egypt : Genesis 39-47 --
Joseph in exile : a personal testimony / by Francisco O. García-Treto --
Divine beauty : the qur'anic story of Joseph and Zulaykhā / by Seyyed Hossein Nasr --
What are the costs of assimilation? / responses from James Baldwin, Paul Cowan, Anna Quindlen, Ben Black Elk, Leslie Li, and others --
Final reflections.
Responsibility: Public Affairs Television.

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"For individuals, families, and groups. Essays and commentaries from Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives ... discussion topics, activities, and resources"--Cover.

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