The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis

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"A learned and fluent, delightfully overstuffed stroll through the Gates of Eden.... Mix Harold Bloom with Stephen Jay Gould and you'll get something like Kass. A wonderfully intelligent reading of Genesis." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Throughout his book, Kass uses fruitful, fascinating techniques for getting at the heart of Genesis.... Innumerable times [he] makes a reader sit back and rethink what has previously been tediously familiar or baffling." - Washington Post "Extraordinary.... Its analyses and hypotheses will leave no reader's understanding of Genesis unchanged." - New York Times "It is important to state that this is a book not merely rich, but prodigiously rich with insight. Kass is a marvelous reader, sensitive and careful. His interpretations surprise again and again with their cogency and poignancy." - Jerusalem Post"

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As ardent debates over creationism fill the front pages of newspapers, Genesis has never been more timely. And as Leon R. Kass shows in "The Beginning of Wisdom", it's also timeless. Examining Genesis in a philosophical light, Kass presents it not as a story of what happened long ago, but as the enduring story of humanity itself. He asserts that the first half of Genesis contains insights about human nature that "rival anything produced by the great philosophers." Kass here reads these first stories - from Adam and Eve to the tower of Babel - as a mirror for self-discovery that reveals truths about human reason, speech, freedom, sexual desire, pride, shame, anger, and death. Taking a step further in the second half of his book, Kass explores the struggles in Genesis to launch a new way of life that addresses mankind's morally ambiguous nature by promoting righteousness and holiness. Even readers who don't agree with Kass's interpretations will find "The Beginning of Wisdom" a compelling book - a masterful philosophical take on one of the world's seminal religious texts.

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Descripción University Of Chicago Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 716 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 1.8in.As ardent debates over creationism fill the front pages of newspapers, Genesis has never been more timely. And as Leon R. Kass shows in The Beginning of Wisdom, its also timeless. Examining Genesis in a philosophical light, Kass presents it not as a story of what happened long ago, but as the enduring story of humanity itself. He asserts that the first half of Genesis contains insights about human nature that rival anything produced by the great philosophers. Kass here reads these first storiesfrom Adam and Eve to the tower of Babelas a mirror for self-discovery that reveals truths about human reason, speech, freedom, sexual desire, pride, shame, anger, and death. Taking a step further in the second half of his book, Kass explores the struggles in Genesis to launch a new way of life that addresses mankinds morally ambiguous nature by promoting righteousness and holiness. Even readers who dont agree with Kasss interpretations will find The Beginning of Wisdom a compelling booka masterful philosophical take on one of the worlds seminal religious texts. Extraordinary. . . . Its analyses and hypotheses will leave no readers understanding of Genesis unchanged. New York TimesA learned and fluent, delightfully overstuffed stroll through the Gates of Eden. . . . Mix Harold Bloom with Stephen Jay Gould and youll get something like Kass. A wonderfully intelligent reading of Genesis. Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewThroughout his book, Kass uses fruitful, fascinating techniques for getting at the heart of Genesis. . . . Innumerable times he makes a reader sit back and rethink what has previously been tediously familiar or baffling. Washington PostIt is important to state that this is a book not merely rich, but prodigiously rich with insight. Kass is a marvelous reader, sensitive and careful. His interpretations surprise again and again with their cogency and poignancy. Jerusalem Post This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780226425672

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