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Belonging in Genesis : biblical Israel and the politics of identity formation

Author: Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi
Publisher: Waco : Baylor University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genesis calls its readers into a vision of human community unconstrained by the categories that dominate modern thinking about identity. Genesis situates humanity within a network of nurture that encompasses the entire cosmos--only then introducing Israel not as a people, but as a promise. Genesis prioritizes a human identity that originates in the divine word and depends on ongoing relationship with God. Those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi
ISBN: 9781602587472 1602587477 9781602587489 1602587485
OCLC Number: 918562865
Description: xii, 167 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Playing by different rules: reading Genesis through its deferrals --
(Un)conventional Genesis: two ways of reading identity and the divine word --
Family storytelling: the relationship between Genesis and its readers --
The theology of genealogy: a boundary breaking foundation for identity --
The social ladder and the family tree: competing approaches to structuring identity --
Fruitfulness: the emergence of a new identity beyond insider/outsider dichotomies.
Responsibility: Amanda Beckenstein Mbuvi.

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Highlights the ways narrative and the act of storytelling function to define and create a community. Building on the emphasis on family in Genesis, Amanda Mbuvi focuses on the way family storytelling  Read more...
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Academically rigorous and coherent -- Ryan T. O'Leary -- The Christian Century Mbuvi has produced an engaging and challenging exploration of Genesis, one that focuses on often neglected aspects of Read more...

 
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