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Reading Genesis / Marilynne Robinson.


"Marilynne Robinson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Humanities Medal, presents a thrilling, radiant interpretation of the first book of the Bible"-- Provided by publisher.
"For generations, the book of Genesis has been treated by scholars as a collection of documents by various hands, expressing different factional interests, with borrowings from other ancient literatures that make the text as derivative. In other words, academic interpretation of Genesis has centered on the question of its basic coherency, just as fundamentalist interpretation has centered on the question of the appropriateness of reading it as literally true. Both of these approaches preclude an appreciation of its greatness as literature, its rich articulation and exploration of themes that resonate through the whole of Scripture. Marilynne Robinson's Reading Genesis, which includes the full text of the King James Version of the book, is a powerful consideration of the profound meanings and promise of God's enduring covenant with humanity. This magisterial book radiates gratitude for the constancy and benevolence of God's abiding faith in Creation."-- Jacket cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374299408
  • ISBN: 0374299404
  • Physical Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2024]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Reading Genesis -- Genesis.
Subject: Bible. Genesis > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre: Informational works.

Available copies

  • 13 of 19 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 2 current holds with 19 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 222.11 ROBINSON 2024 (Text) 0001012544310 Nonfiction New Checked out 05/08/2024

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