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Genesis: Fair Beginnings, Then Foul
Berrigan, Daniel

Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 pp. xx + 265. $26.95


Description: For seven years, Daniel Berrigan pondered the themes, meanings, contradictions, and implications of the Bible's most well-known and well-cherished Book of Beginnings. In light of the escalating violence, military occupations, and global acts of terrorism that have characterized the beginning of our twenty-first century, Genesis: Fair Beginnings, then Foul yields both sorrowful and hopeful reflections as Berrigan walks his readers through the Scripture, searching for stories of ancestry and origins that can shed a measure of light on dark days. Bringing together lively midrash, biblical exegesis, and stirring social and political critique, Daniel Berrigan marries the keen eye of a biblical scholar with the heart and words of a poet revealing for today's generations the book of Genesis, in all of its aspects, fair and foul.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Genesis, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology

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Review by Dan W. Clanton Jr.
Published 7/14/2007
Citation: Dan W. Clanton Jr., review of Daniel Berrigan, Genesis: Fair Beginnings, Then Foul, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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