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The Book of Genesis : A Biography, Paperback / softback Book

The Book of Genesis : A Biography Paperback / softback

Part of the Lives of Great Religious Books series


An essential biography of one of the Bible's most influential booksDuring its 2,500-year life, the book of Genesis has been the keystone to important claims about God and humanity in Judaism and Christianity, and it plays a central role in contemporary debates about science, politics, and human rights.

Ronald Hendel provides a panoramic history of this iconic book, exploring its impact on Western religion, philosophy, literature, art, and more.

From debates about slavery, gender, and sexuality to struggles over creationism and evolution, Genesis has left its indelible mark on our world and continues to do so today.

This wide-ranging account tells the remarkable life story of an incomparable spiritual masterpiece, tracing how Genesis has shaped views of reality-and how changing views of reality have shaped interpretations of Genesis.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages, 7 b/w illus.
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • Category: History of religion
  • ISBN: 9780691196831

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