God Gardened East: A Gardner's Meditation on the Dynamics of Genesis
Ruprecht, Jr., Louis A.
Eugene, Ore.: Cascade, 2008 pp. xi + 172. $21.00
Description: Working within two popular genres, gardening books and biblical meditations, God Gardened East offers a meditation on the first twenty-five chapters of Genesis, emphasizing the tropes of cultivation, wandering, and "the east." Reconceived in a post-9/11 environment, Ruprecht wrestles with difficult questions about the violent legacy of monotheism and traces some of this violence back to the foundational story of Abraham and his dislocation from his homeland.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Genesis, Literature
Review by David Maas
Citation: David Maas, review of Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., God Gardened East: A Gardner's Meditation on the Dynamics of Genesis, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
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