Genesis and Gender. On the Over-reading of a Biblical Text


The creation narratives of Genesis 1 and 2 are the subject of intense discussion regarding gender. Where Genesis 1 demonstrates the commonality between men and women – both are created in God’s image –  Genesis 2 is commonly thought to emphasise the differences, or complementarity, between men and women: the man is created from the dust of the earth where the woman is created...

Storylines: Genesis 12-50. God’s Orientation to the World


What will God do now? That’s the question swimming in our heads when we get to the end of Genesis chapter 11.  In eleven brilliantly constructed chapters the writer of Genesis sums up the human predicament: created to construct communities of faith, justice, generosity and grace as we multiply and fill God’s earth, we instead create communities of faithlessness, injustice, greed and...

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