A Critical Theology of Genesis: The Non-Absolute God by Itzhak Benyamini

By Itzhak Benyamini

In this booklet Itzhak Benyamini provides another studying of Genesis, a detailed textual research from the tale of construction to the binding of Isaac. This interpreting bargains the potential of a smooth relation to God, no longer one characterised by way of worry and awe. the amount offers Don-Abraham-Quixote no longer as a perpetual knight of religion yet as a crafty believer within the face of God's calls for of him. Benyamini reads Genesis with out making concessions to God, asking approximately Him sooner than He examines the guts of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and the opposite knights of religion (if they're fairly that). during this means, the statement on Genesis turns into a platform for a brand new kind of severe theology. via this unconventional rereading of the regularly occurring biblical textual content, the publication makes an attempt to extract a distinct ethic, one who demanding situations the Kierkegaardian call for of blind religion in an all-knowing ethical God and provides in its stead an alternate, daily ethic. The ethic that Benyamini uncovers is characterised by means of family members continuity and culture meant to make sure that very axis—familial permanence and resilience within the face of the not easy and capricious legislation of God and the typical hardships of life. 

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