A Critical Theology of Genesis: The Non-Absolute God by Itzhak Benyamini

By Itzhak Benyamini

In this publication Itzhak Benyamini provides another studying of Genesis, a detailed textual research from the tale of production to the binding of Isaac. This studying deals the potential of a smooth relation to God, no longer one characterised by way of worry and awe. the amount offers Don-Abraham-Quixote now not as a perpetual knight of religion yet as a crafty believer within the face of God's calls for of him. Benyamini reads Genesis with out making concessions to God, asking approximately Him ahead of He examines the guts of Adam, Noah, Abraham, and the opposite knights of religion (if they're quite that). during this method, the observation on Genesis turns into a platform for a brand new kind of severe theology. via this unconventional rereading of the normal biblical textual content, the ebook makes an attempt to extract a distinct ethic, one who demanding situations the Kierkegaardian call for of blind religion in an all-knowing ethical God and gives in its stead an alternate, daily ethic. The ethic that Benyamini uncovers is characterised by way of family members continuity and culture meant to make sure that very axis—familial permanence and resilience within the face of the tough and capricious legislations of God and the standard hardships of life. 

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