“The Book of Genesis,” A Non-Credit Course, Winter Quarter 2011
Cobb Lecture Hall, Room 409, *note change in room*
Paul Mankowski, SJ (Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome)
Intended for university students, faculty, and recent graduates. Others interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, January 13
Genesis 1-2: “Creation: Grace upon Grace”
If the Hebrew word for God were treated as an unknown (so that we learned its meaning from the text, instead of bringing our catechism with us to the reading), these verses would by themselves teach us most of the Divine Attributes. We are told of the creation of heaven and earth, the creation of man in the image of God, the naming of the beasts, the presentation of the woman and her namegiving, and the nuptial meaning of the one flesh. To be discussed: what authority does the text of Genesis claim for itself?