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Title:
Consecrated venom : the serpent and the tree of knowledge
Author:
Johnston, Caryl, 1947-
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Publication Information:
Edinburgh : Floris Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
158 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780863153099
Format :
Book

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Central Library BS680.K55 J64 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Arguments about the Bible often dispute whether its account is pure myth or divine revelation. In a departure for the normal debate, the author interprets the biblical events as figures or motifs of human knowledge, a way of seeing the Bible. This book explores the very nature of human awareness as imaged in the Bible stories of the garden of Paradise, Cain and Abel, Abraham and the sacrifice of Isaac, as well as the historical reality of humanity's Covenant with God.


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