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The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis
The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis
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The Beginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis

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Author: Zornberg, Avivah Gottlieb

Brand: Schocken

Color: White

Number Of Pages: 480

Release Date: 01-02-2011

Details: Product Description Winner of the National Jewish Book AwardSince its publication in 1995, The Beginning of Desire has opened new pathways in the reading of the Bible. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s innovative use of midrash, literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis draws deeply upon the familiar biblical narratives to produce interpretations that are at once startlingly beautiful and completely authentic. Illuminating the tensions that grip human beings as they search for an encounter with God, Zornberg gives us a brilliant analysis of the stories of Adam and Eve; Noah; Abraham and Sarah; Isaac and Rebecca; Jacob, Rachel, and Leah; and Joseph and his brothers. Review “Deserves to be the most widely read book on the Bible in years, perhaps decades.” — Jewish Exponent   “Not only is Zornberg’s book leagues removed from popular trivializations, it also does what all successful midrash is meant to do: open up new perspectives on ancient texts.”  — Commonweal   “A sinewy, powerful, and hauntingly beautiful reanimation of the ancient text of early Israel and of their heroes and heroines.” — Publishers Weekly   “Spectacular readings . . . A beautiful and arresting exercise in biblical literary criticism; highly recommended.” — Library Journal   “Zornberg brings a brilliant mastery of psychology, literature, and Judaismto bear on the Bible . . . This is an extraordinary book.” — The Jerusalem Report About the Author AVIVAH GOTTLIEB ZORNBERG is the author of The Begginning of Desire: Reflections on Genesis (and winner of the National Jewish Book Award), The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus, and The Murmuring Deep: Reflections on the Biblical Unconscious. She lectures widely in Israel, the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. She lives in Jerusalem.

EAN: 9780805212396

Languages: English

Binding: Paperback

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