This thought-provoking book was written in India and for Indian Christians. This fact may explain the philosophical nature...

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This thought-provoking book was written in India and for Indian Christians. This fact may explain the philosophical nature of the book. Certainly it is difficult to imagine one preparing a book on Genesis with American Christians in mind and following the procedure of the author. He explains that his approach to the Bible is existential. By that he means that the reader must be led to stand alongside of Abraham, or or mson or son or Nicodenus are the thief on the cross and listen to what God has to say to them. As the reader listens he will find God speaking to his and he will find that his very existence is at stake for if we hear the word of God spoken to us and act upon it, we live; if not, we die. As the reader finds himself standing with the author alongside the figures of the book of Genesis he finds himself led off into far-off places and far-away thoughts of God the Redeemer, of the nature of Sin, of the meaning of Time, of the fulfillment of God's grace in Christ and of the centrality of the Church in the purpose of God. It takes same ingenuity and patience to follow the author's thesis but the search for its meaning is rewarding.

Pub Date: Oct. 20, 1958

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Publisher: Westminster Press

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1958