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Creation and Its Harmony (1:1–2:24): Creation from God: The Grandeur (The Universe, 1:1–2:4a)Creation for Humankind: The Groundedness (The Garden, 2:4b–24)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The two creation accounts are pervaded by the complementarities: time and space; humanity as in the image of God, and humanity as made of clay; humanity as ruling the earth, and humanity as serving ... More


Sons of God, Daughters of Man, and the Formation of Human Society in Nahmanides’s Exegesis

Nina Caputo

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers the exegesis by thirteenth-century Catalan rabbi Moses ben Nahman (Nahmanides) of the charged scriptural verses at Genesis 6:1–4 (describing the coupling of the “sons of God” ... More


Procreation

Calum Carmichael

in Sex and Religion in the Bible

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300153774
eISBN:
9780300153781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153774.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the foundation of the duty to procreate. Both Judaism and Christianity traditionally view the text in Genesis 1:28, the first instance where sex and religion is raised, as ... More


Genesis 2: Marriage and Family

J. Andrew Dearman

in Reading Hebrew Bible Narratives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190246488
eISBN:
9780190246525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190246488.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The creation account in Genesis 2 contains an etiology of marriage and family and is also part of the larger introduction in Genesis 1–3 to the later (literarily speaking) habitable world outside the ... More


Rhythms of Creation

Lexi Eikelboom

in Rhythm: A Theological Category

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198828839
eISBN:
9780191867156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828839.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins the more constructive program of articulating doctrine from the perspective of rhythm using both synchronic and diachronic perspectives. In this chapter on creation, the ... More


‘Exploring Intertextual Links between Ecclesiastes and Genesis 1–11’

Katharine J. Dell

in The Solomonic Corpus of 'Wisdom' and Its Influence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198861560
eISBN:
9780191893551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861560.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Links between Ecclesiastes and Genesis 1–11 have been noted sporadically by scholars over the years. This chapter, however, explores how the intertextual method helps to define what kinds of link are ... More


‘…No Longer Male and Female…’

Adrian Thatcher

in Redeeming Gender

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198744757
eISBN:
9780191805912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744757.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter reviews the confusion left by one-sex, two-sex, and complementarian theories. With papal and evangelical attempts to find two separate sexes in Genesis 1 and 2 in mind, the chapter asks ... More


Christianity and Roman Writers

in Encounters & Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226042787
eISBN:
9780226042770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226042770.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter is a conversation among three students—Michael, Ronna, and Robert—and their professor Seth Benardete at the University of Chicago about Christianity and Roman writers. One striking ... More


The Maternal Trinity

Tina Beattie

in Theology after Postmodernity: Divining the Void--A Lacanian Reading of Thomas Aquinas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199566075
eISBN:
9780191747359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566075.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

After a critical reading of Gilles Emery’s account of Thomas’s Trinitarian theology, this chapter focuses on Thomas’s maternal Trinity. In engagement with Janet Soskice and Paul Ricoeur, it argues ... More


Human Action in the Fall

William J. Abraham

in Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume III: Systematic Theology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198786528
eISBN:
9780191828805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786528.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The Christian tradition takes moral evil with radical seriousness. The tradition is divided on how to read Genesis 3 as seen in the work of Augustine and Symeon the New Theologian. We need several ... More


Against Sexual Difference: A Theology of Similarities

Adrian Thatcher

in Redeeming Gender

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198744757
eISBN:
9780191805912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744757.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The chapter asks the troubling question: if there are two sexes, are there therefore two human essences? Two humankinds? The kinds of Genesis 1 are shown not to support two essences. The argument is ... More


The Bible and the Church II: The Bible within Systematic Theology

Gerhard Sauter

in Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645534
eISBN:
9780191755842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies

The Reformers called for the biblical grounding of all theological statements. That seems to be a last remnant of authoritarian ecclesial tradition. The compositions of continental Protestant ... More


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