In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 10, 2011 - Religion - 208 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.

In this fascinating book by the author of A History of God and Jerusalem, one of the best-known and least-understood books of the Bible is clarified for modern readers. Armstrong shows readers how the ancient tales of the Creation, the Fall, Cain and Abel, Noah, Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph illuminate our most profound and impenetrable problems.
  

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Contents

Rebekah
Jacob and Esau
The Blessing of Jacob
Jacobs Ladder
A Blessing or a Curse?
Jacob Agonistes
The Rape of Dinah
The Fall of Jacob

The Possibility of Evil
Sin and Curse
Cain and Abel
The Evil Inclination
The Flood
Noah
The Ark
The New Adam
The Tower of Babel
Abraham
Lot
Abraham and Pharaoh
The Friend of God
Family Values
Isaac
Joseph
Judah and Tamar
Joseph in Egypt
Recognition
Judahs Intervention
A Happy Ending?
Jacobs Blessing
No Last Word
GENESIS
Notes
53
Suggestions for Further Reading
54
Acknowledgments
55
About the Author
58
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Karen Armstrong is the bestselling author of The Case for God, among other books. A powerful voice for ecumenical understanding, she was instrumental in creating, launching and propagating the Charter for Compassion, a global, multifaith cooperative effort to restore compassionate thinking and action to the center of religious, moral and political life.

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