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The earth story in Genesis / edited by Norman C. Habel & Shirley Wurst.

Habel, Norman C. (Added Author). Wurst, Shirley. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible. Genesis > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Ecology > Religious aspects.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567445377
  • ISBN: 0567445372
  • ISBN: 1283199661
  • ISBN: 9781283199667
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (236 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield : Sheffield Academic, ©2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Conversations with Gene Tucker and other writers / the Earth Bible Team -- Geophany : the Earth story in Genesis 1 / Norman Habel -- Rest for the Earth? Another look at Genesis 2.1-3 / Howard N. Wallace -- Common ground : an ecological reading of Genesis 2-3 / Carol A. Newsom -- Earthing the human in Genesis 1-3 / Mark G. Brett -- 'Beloved come back to me' : ground's theme song in Genesis 37 / Shirley Wurst -- Alienation and 'emancipation' from the Earth : the Earth story in Genesis 4 / Gunther Wittenberg -- Ecojustice : a study of Genesis 6.11-13 / Anne Gardner -- Mixed blessings for animals : the contrasts of Genesis 9 / John Olley -- The voice of the Earth : an indigenous reading of Genesis 9 / Wali Fejo -- The Earth story as presented by the Tower of Babel narrative / Ellen van Wolde -- Chosen people in a chosen land : theology and ecology in the story of Israel's origins / Gene McAfee -- The priestly promise of the land : Genesis 17.8 in the context of P as a whole / Suzanne Boorer -- 'For out of that well the flocks were watered' : stories of wells in Genesis / Laura Hobgood-Oster -- Forgotten voices of Earth : the blessing subjects in Genesis 49 / Carole R. Fontaine.
Summary: A series of articles by scholars from around the world reading the story of Earth in Genesis in the light of the ecojustice principles enunciated in Volume One, 'Readings from the Perspective of Earth'. These readings uncover how Earth may be valued or de-valued, given a voice or denied a voice, dominated or served, depending on the orientation of the text. In Genesis 1, for example, the intrinsic worth of Earth is highlighted in the 'revealing' of Earth's presence but negated when humans are given the right to 'subdue' it. In Genesis 9 the text begins with the Earth community terrified by, an.
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