By Paul Morris
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Driver, The Book of Genesis (London: Methuen, 1948 ), p. 51. 21. V. McKnight, Postmodern Use of the Bible (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1988). 22. g. E. Schiissler, Bread not Stone: The Challenge of Feminist Biblical Interpretation (Boston: Beacon Press, 1984); idem, 'The Ethics of Interpretation: DeCentering Biblical Scholarship', JBL 107 (1988), pp. 3-17. 23. McKnight writes that criticism should 'view literature in terms of readers and their values, attitudes and responses' (Bible, p. 15).
10; Lev. ). This reinforces the theme of separation and discrimination in terms of how man chooses and categorizes his environment. It also illustrates one aspect of biblical 'naming', the establishment of relationships. More significantly, the snake is described as being more cunning 'than all living creatures of the field', that is to say, the snake comes from that group defined as living apart from man. It might be argued that the use of 'all' in this phrase merely indicates that we have here the same general term used at the beginning of the chapter, meaning the total animal population prior to this differentiation (cf.
11. g. Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard) has yet to be systematically presented. Kant in his essay, 'Concerning the Indwelling of the Evil Principle with the Good, or, On the Radical Evil in Human Nature' (first published in 1792 and later included as Book I of Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone [1793; trans. M. H. Hudson; New York: Harper & Row, I960]) offers an analytical, rather than historical, account of Adam's sin and its consequences (pp. ). While Adam is portrayed as 'falling in sin' from a state of innocence, we find that 'in Adam all have sinned', that is we, unlike Adam, have an innate tendency to sin.
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