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The Resource Critical theology of genesis : the non-absolute god, Itzhak Benyamini ; translated from Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green

Critical theology of genesis : the non-absolute god, Itzhak Benyamini ; translated from Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green

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Critical theology of genesis : the non-absolute god
Title
Critical theology of genesis
Title remainder
the non-absolute god
Statement of responsibility
Itzhak Benyamini ; translated from Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green
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Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
In this book Itzhak Benyamini presents an alternative reading of Genesis, a close textual analysis from the story of creation to the binding of Isaac. This reading offers the possibility of a soft relation to God, not one characterized by fear and awe. The volume presents Don-Abraham-Quixote not as a perpetual knight of faith but as a cunning believer in the face of God's demands of him. Benyamini reads Genesis without making concessions to God, asking about Him before He examines the heart of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and the other knights of faith (if they are really that). In this way, the commentary on Genesis becomes a platform for a new type of critical theology. Through this unconventional rereading of the familiar biblical text, the book attempts to extract a different ethic, one that challenges the Kierkegaardian demand of blind faith in an all-knowing moral God and offers in its stead an alternative, everyday ethic. The ethic that Benyamini uncovers is characterized by family continuity and tradition intended to ensure that very axis--familial permanence and resilience in the face of the demanding and capricious law of God and the everyday hardships of life
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1968-
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Benyaminy, Yitzhak
Dewey number
222.1106
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Green, Yaacov Jeffrey,
Series statement
Radical theologies
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Abraham
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Critical theology of genesis : the non-absolute god, Itzhak Benyamini ; translated from Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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multicolored
Contents
  • Foreword to "A Critical Theology of Genesis"; A Late Self-Report: Concerning the Rewriting of "God"; Acknowledgments; When we read the Bible; Part I: The Creation; Chapter One: The Creation of God; Chapter Two: Creation of the Earth; Chapter Three: The Sons of God; Chapter Four: The Flood; Chapter Five: The Curse of the Son; Chapter Six: Babel; The Theological Unconscious: Concluding Remarks on Part One; Part II: The Binding of Laughter; Chapter Seven: Go for Yourself; Chapter Eight: The Excess of Sodom; Chapter Nine: The Covenant; Chapter Ten: Sarah's Laugh; Hagar's Weeping
  • Abraham's LaughSarah's Laugh; Chapter Eleven: The Destruction of Sodom; Chapter Twelve: The Birth of Isaac; Chapter Thirteen: The Binding of God; Genesis Continues . . .; What is the Divine?: Concluding Remarks to Part Two; Books in the Background; Gratitude ; Epilogue
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ocn959980268
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1 online resource
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online
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9781137595096
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remote
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(OCoLC)959980268
Label
Critical theology of genesis : the non-absolute god, Itzhak Benyamini ; translated from Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Foreword to "A Critical Theology of Genesis"; A Late Self-Report: Concerning the Rewriting of "God"; Acknowledgments; When we read the Bible; Part I: The Creation; Chapter One: The Creation of God; Chapter Two: Creation of the Earth; Chapter Three: The Sons of God; Chapter Four: The Flood; Chapter Five: The Curse of the Son; Chapter Six: Babel; The Theological Unconscious: Concluding Remarks on Part One; Part II: The Binding of Laughter; Chapter Seven: Go for Yourself; Chapter Eight: The Excess of Sodom; Chapter Nine: The Covenant; Chapter Ten: Sarah's Laugh; Hagar's Weeping
  • Abraham's LaughSarah's Laugh; Chapter Eleven: The Destruction of Sodom; Chapter Twelve: The Birth of Isaac; Chapter Thirteen: The Binding of God; Genesis Continues . . .; What is the Divine?: Concluding Remarks to Part Two; Books in the Background; Gratitude ; Epilogue
Control code
ocn959980268
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137595096
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)959980268

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