Ancients and Moderns
September 12 , 2012
Week 1, Thursday
Slide 1: Genesis title page.
Slide 2: Structure:
Chapter 12: patriarchal histories. Stories of abraham etc.
First 11 chapters, mythological chapters. (Garden of Eden is mythological)
Chapters have been a rich source of reflection etc.
Slide 3: cain killing abel (painting)
Slide 4: Objectives: Think about God figure in the book. Exp: god has many names.
Slide 5: How to read genesis.
Extrinsic and Intrinsic authority. Extrinsic: “Buck stops with the Bible”. Intrinsic: Historically
Logos: Factually scientific, historic literature.
Mythos: Divine, Sacred literature.
Slide 6: Literary, Aesthetic, Humanistic.
Slide 7: Myth, Folklore.