In the Beginning, God: Creation, Culture, and the Spiritual Life  -     By: Marva J. Dawn
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In the Beginning, God: Creation, Culture, and the Spiritual Life

Inter-Varsity Press / 2009 / Paperback

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Using what she calls a "hermeneutic of adoration" Marva Dawn sets out, in this unique, informal, yet serious work, to reorient the way we think about Creation. Dawn believes that human narcissism is driving our interpretations of Genesis 1-3, and what we need to look for is the reality and supremacy of God in Creation. In turn Dawn's hermeneutic allows us to discover how the creation story can influence and shape our lives. As one of the most creative Christian writers, Marva Dawn's book In the Begining, God simultaneously entertains and bursts with theological content.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0830837078
ISBN-13: 9780830837076
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With the grace and insight for which she is known, Marva Dawn shows how the opening pages of the book of Genesis rivet our attention on God, calling us to worship and to praise. The repeated words, phrases, and actions themselves beckon us into a rhythm of worship which touches our very souls. By focusing on God, we become different people--not by trying to perfect a technique or follow a set of rules, but by allowing who God is to form who we are. As a result, our attitudes and actions change toward the world God has created. Our desire for justice swells. Relationships between men and women are transformed. The consequences of not centering on God are tragic for creation and culture. Yet here Dawn helps us see anew the grace He offers to overcome our rebellious and wandering hearts. Join in this celebration of praise for the difference God makes.

Author Bio

Marva J. Dawn (Ph.D., Notre Dame) is a theologian, author, educator and teaching fellow in spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. Some of her books include and .

Publisher's Weekly

In this eclectic work, which combines relaxed scholarly analysis with theological reflections, personal anecdotes, exclamations of praise and interwoven prayers, theologian and educator Dawn (Joy in Divine Wisdom) argues, in an informal, conversational tone, that today's narcissistic culture distorts biblical reading by focusing on humanity rather than God. Applying “a hermeneutics of adoration” to the Genesis creation accounts, Dawn suggests that a foundational trust in God's steadfastness will result in an increased desire to worship God, while also accepting God's mystery. Stating a desire “to try to get Christians not to fight about Genesis,” Dawn offers her own analysis of contentious topics, such as Eve's role in the Fall, human sexuality and the nature of sin. Although vague subheadings and numerous references to other sections give the book a choppy, unsophisticated feel, Christian educators and worship leaders may appreciate Dawn's intriguing analysis of the creation stories as a hymn of praise, and the chapter “Keeping the Sabbath Wholly” invites sober reflection for harried faithful. (Aug.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

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"Marva Dawn's writing turns like a kaleidoscope of truth and grace, and this book is no exception."

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