God, The Bible, And Human Consciousness

Hardcover | April 15, 2008

byNancy Tenfelde Clasby

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God, the Bible and Human Consciousness brings a fresh voice to the discussion of spirituality and biblical truth claims. Biblical archetypes--orphans, rival twins, suffering heroes--appear in cognate forms in virtually every culture. These figures represent developmental realities so fundamental, so perpetually true, that they are encoded as part of the genetic heritage. Rejecting fundamentalist literalism and atheist polemics, Clasby develops a new path, using current studies in the cognitive sciences and narrative forms. This book offers a breakaway reading of the Bible--compatible with reason and with the traditions of Western religious belief.

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God, the Bible and Human Consciousness brings a fresh voice to the discussion of spirituality and biblical truth claims. Biblical archetypes--orphans, rival twins, suffering heroes--appear in cognate forms in virtually every culture. These figures represent developmental realities so fundamental, so perpetually true, that they are enco...

Nancy Tenfelde Clasby is Senior Lecturer, University of Miami, Coral Gables. She is the author of New Jerusalem: Myth, Literature and the Sacred and has published many articles, including studies of Malcolm X in Cross Currents, and on Karl Rahner’s theology of symbols in Religion and Literature.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230605435

ISBN - 13:9780230605435

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Table of Contents

Genesis, Creation and Fall * The Protohistory * The Ancestors * Existential Exodus * Power; Kings and Prophets * Job * Reading the New Testament * Core Teachings * Discontinuities: the Break with Authority * The Passion * The Resurrection * The Apocalypse * The Kingdom * The Last Things       

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“Clasby's book should appeal to all those who wish to go beyond the present debate between debunkers of religion and the naively pious. Believer's frameworks will be enlarged; skeptics will be challenged but delighted to find even new questions for their pious friends. This book is both amazingly fresh and deeply traditional.”—Joseph Cunneen, Founder and Editor of Cross Currents"[A]n interesting work." —Peter Stiles, Sydney, Australia