Narration and Discourse in the Book of Genesis

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Cambridge University Press, 1991 - 312 ˹
This book is a fine example of what can be contributed to theological understanding through a study of narrative. The author contends that the presence of a disembodied Voice in the Book of Genesis has a profound effect upon the style of narration and the way in which the plots of various sub-narratives develop. His approach is distinctive in his use of semiotic theory to show how the style and plots of specific narratives lead to new perceptions and understandings of the mysterious discourse of the divine Voice.
 

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Preface page xi
3
The divine Voice and the narrative functions
95
The microdialogue as the matrix of the Genesis narrative
107
Who told you that you were naked?
115
Where is your brother?
146
The central microdialogue
169
Where is the lamb for the burnt offering?
187
Who then is he who was hunting game before
204
Where do you come from?
232
Notes
276
Bibliography
297
Index Authors and topics
306
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