Genesis: A Living Conversation

by Bill D. Moyers

Book, 1996



Call number

015 MOY



New York : Doubleday, 1996.


People need stories to make sense of the world--to hold their lives together, and to fasten on to those values that last. The greatest stories are found in the Bible, enduring through the centuries. InGenesis,acclaimed television journalist Bill Moyers brings together some of the world's liveliest minds for spirited round-table discussions of the ageless stories from the Bible's first, towering book. Creation, temptation, murder, exile, and family strife--these emerge from every page of Genesis and speak to us today.Genesisinvites readers into a lively and accessible discussion of the manifold meanings of these stories, and engages us in a fascinating exploration of the relationship between interpreter and text. Among the scores of writers, theologians, artists, and thinkers in the series are Mary Gordon, Phyllis Trible, John Barth, Faye Kellerman, Samuel Proctor, Aviva Zornberg, Walter Brueggemann, Robert Alter, Oscar Hijuelos, Charles Johnson, Stephen Mitchell, Leon Kass, Elaine Pagels, Bharati Mukherjee, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Elizabeth Swados, Renita Weems--all in a dazzling, multi-layered chorus of voices. With the same interplay of text, photographs, and art that madeThe Power of MythandHealing and the Mindso dynamic and unforgettable,Genesishas the capacity to enrich people's lives intellectually and spiritually.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member Sandydog1
I love the format, the banter. Listen to the audio version.
LibraryThing member tututhefirst
As elegantly readable as the TV series from which these conversations were taken from 10 different talks with a total of 38 participants about the story of and stories in the book of Genesis. No matter what religion, there is something to ponder for everyone.
LibraryThing member Czrbr
Book Description: New York, Ny, U. S. A. Doubleday Publishing 1996. As New in Very Good dust jacket. 362p, index. October 1996 First Edition


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