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eBook Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives ePub

by Peter C. Bouteneff

  • ISBN: 0801032334
  • Category: Bible Study and Reference
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Peter C. Bouteneff
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Baker Academic (October 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1986 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1926 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 652

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Beginnings takes us back to the beginning of the scriptural creation narrative and to the beginning of the Christian .

Beginnings takes us back to the beginning of the scriptural creation narrative and to the beginning of the Christian appropriation of this narrative.

The biblical creation narratives are evocative, authoritative, and important to people of several great religious traditions . It then primarily explores the early Christian writers who wrote in Greek during the first four Christian centuries.

The biblical creation narratives are evocative, authoritative, and important to people of several great religious traditions, and yet-like much of Scripturethere are debates and disputes among members of the same tradition and between members of different traditions about how they are to be read and what their narrative details mean.

Orthodox Christian theology is often presented as the direct inheritor of the doctrine and tradition of the early Church

Orthodox Christian theology is often presented as the direct inheritor of the doctrine and tradition of the early Church. But continuity with the past is only part of the truth; it would be false to conclude that the eastern section of the Christian Church is in any way static. Orthodoxy, building on its patristic foundations, has blossomed in the modern period. He has written extensively on Orthodox relations with other churches, as well as on patristic and dogmatic themes.

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Augustine's two-stage explanation of the creation of the universe (based on the dual narratives in Genesis) provided a basis for understanding the divine operations that activated the potentialities of angels and humans by which they attained stable beatitude. God caused their activities of knowing and loving rather than endowing them with natural capacities for the divine.

Theologian Peter Bouteneff explores how first-millennium .

Theologian Peter Bouteneff explores how first-millennium Christian understandings of creation can inform current thought in the church and in the public square. He reaches back into the earliest centuries of our era to recover the meanings that early Jewish and Christian writers found in the stories of the six days of creation and of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

Beginnings takes us back to the beginning of the scriptural creation narrative and to the beginning of the .

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What are we missing when we look at the creation narratives of Genesis only or primarily through the lens of modern discourse about science and religion? Theologian Peter Bouteneff explores how first-millennium Christian understandings of creation can inf. Specifications. Baker Publishing Group.

What are we missing when we look at the creation narratives of Genesis only or primarily through the lens of modern discourse about science and religion? Theologian Peter Bouteneff explores how first-millennium Christian understandings of creation can inform current thought in the church and in the public square. He reaches back into the earliest centuries of our era to recover the meanings that early Jewish and Christian writers found in the stories of the six days of creation and of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Readers will find that their forbears in the faith saw in the Genesis narrative not simply an account of origins but also a rich teaching about the righteousness of God, the saving mission of Christ, and the destiny of the human creature.

Comments

Shalinrad Shalinrad
Very understandable writing style and content of a complex subject
Camper Camper
Profound insights into early Christian readings of Genesis, with very important implications for the contemporary discussion of the origins of humanity and all of nature. Persons of faith who have grown weary of the stale "creation/evolution" debate will love this book.
Kison Kison
Bouteneff does a very nice job of introducing readers to important figures from the history of early Christianity and their individual treatments of the six-day creation narrative in Genesis 1 and the paradise narrative in Genesis 2-3. Reading the book requires some mental investment, but Bouteneff doesn't presume any prior knowledge of the writers whose work he surveys, and he explains the most important technical terms. Bouteneff references Greek words occasionally, but you don't need to know Greek to understand and appreciate the book.

I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the history of early Christian approaches to the Bible. It's especially timely for readers who want to know whether early Christian leaders took Genesis 1 and Genesis 2-3 "literally." The short answer is "no," or at least "not entirely." For the longer answer, read this book.
Katius Katius
This is a very comprehensive, tightly written, examination of Early Orthodox Christian Fathers interpretations of the Genesis narrative. Makes several cogent points and informative insights into the Early Church's use of Genesis narratives.
Will mainly be of interest to academic theologians and seminarians. Not for casual lay reader.
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