Genesis: A Living Conversation
People need stories to make sense of the world--to hold their lives together, and to fasten on to those values that last. The greatest stories are found in the Bible, enduring through the centuries. In "Genesis, " acclaimed television journalist Bill Moyers brings together some of the world's liveliest minds for spirited round-table discussions of the ageless stories from the Bible's first, towering book.
Creation, temptation, murder, exile, and family strife--these emerge from every page of Genesis and speak to us today. "Genesis" invites readers into a lively and accessible discussion of the manifold meanings of these stories, and engages us in a fascinating exploration of the relationship between interpreter and text. Among the scores of writers, theologians, artists, and thinkers in the series are Mary Gordon, Phyllis Trible, John Barth, Faye Kellerman, Samuel Proctor, Aviva Zornberg, Walter Brueggemann, Robert Alter, Oscar Hijuelos, Charles Johnson, Stephen Mitchell, Leon Kass, Elaine Pagels, Bharati Mukherjee, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Elizabeth Swados, Renita Weems--all in a dazzling, multi-layered chorus of voices.
With the same interplay of text, photographs, and art that made "The Power of Myth" and "Healing and the Mind" so dynamic and unforgettable, "Genesis" has the capacity to enrich people's lives intellectually and spiritually.
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Review: Genesis: A Living Conversation (PBS Series)User Review - Christopher Kanas - Goodreads
A few Muslims, Jews, and Christians (among other faith backgrounds) walk into a theological discussion and talk about some of the most well know Biblical stories man has wrestled over for centuries ... Read full review
Review: Genesis: A Living Conversation (PBS Series)User Review - Jeff Wise - Goodreads
This book is a companion to the PBS series Moyers made back in 1999 I believe. I've not seen the PBS series and the book is essentially a transcription of the conversations and seems to stand alone ... Read full review