Monday, August 22, 2016

Reflection for the Week - August 22

The Genesis creation drama is transhistorical in that it has the capacity to break out of its immediate cultural context, without denying or effacing it, and to continue to show itself as a story that carries a temporal mark that is fitting for any time. The founding narrative in Genesis—this recounting of beginnings, sets out a theological, historiographical, and literary redescription of the world, which is related to and distinct from other ancient Near Eastern portrayals of creation, as well as contemporary forms of naturalism.