Genesis: Fair Beginnings, then Foul

Genesis: Fair Beginnings, then Foul

By: Daniel Berrigan (author)Paperback

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For seven years, Daniel Berrigan pondered the themes, meanings, contradictions, and implications of the Bible's most well-known and well-cherished "Book of Beginnings." In light of the escalating violence, military occupations, and global acts of terrorism that have characterized the beginning of our twenty-first century, Genesis: Fair Beginnings, then Foul yields both sorrowful and hopeful reflections as Berrigan walks his readers through the Scripture, searching for stories of ancestry and origins that can "shed a measure of light on dark days." Bringing together lively midrash, biblical exegesis, and stirring social and political critique, Daniel Berrigan marries the keen eye of a biblical scholar with the heart and words of a poet revealing for today's generations the book of Genesis, in all of its aspects, fair and foul.

About Author

Daniel Berrigan, S.J. is a Jesuit priest who has been deeply involved in the peace movement worldwide. He is a respected social commentator, poet, lecturer, scholar, and author. This is his fourth book for Sheed & Ward, previous titles include: Lamentations: From New York to Kabul and Beyond and Job: And Death No Dominion.


Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 "In the beginning..." (1: 1-28) Chapter 6 "In the Divine image..." (1: 27- 4: 24) Chapter 7 "God blessed them and named them 'Humankind'..." (4: 25- 9: 6) Chapter 8 "My covenant with you..." (9: 8- 14: 17) Chapter 9 "A priest of the Most High God..." (14:17- 21:22) Chapter 10 "Take your son, your only son, whom you love so much..." (22: 2- 28: 10) Chapter 11 "A stairway, from Earth to Heaven..." (28: 10- 36: 8) Chapter 12 "Joseph dreams of greatness..." (37:1-42: 5) Chapter 13 "I am your brother Joseph" (42: 5- 50:26)

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742531925
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780742531925
  • weight: 372
  • ISBN10: 0742531929

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