Genesis

A Living Conversation
Narrated by: Bill Moyers, Mandy Patinkin
Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: History, Ancient History
4.1 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

People need stories to make sense of the world - to hold their lives together, and to fasten on to those values that last. The greatest stories are found in the Bible, enduring through the centuries. In Genesis, acclaimed television journalist Bill Moyers brings together some of the world's liveliest minds for spirited round-table discussions of the ageless stories from the Bible's first, towering book.

Creation, temptation, murder, exile, and family strife - these emerge from every page of Genesis and speak to us today. Genesis invites listeners into a lively and accessible discussion of the manifold meanings of these stories, and engages us in a fascinating exploration of the relationship between interpreter and text. Among the scores of writers, theologians, artists, and thinkers in the series are Mary Gordon, Phyllis Trible, John Barth, Faye Kellerman, Samuel Proctor, Aviva Zornberg, Walter Brueggemann, Robert Alter, Oscar Hijuelos, Charles Johnson, Stephen Mitchell, Leon Kass, Elaine Pagels, Bharati Mukherjee, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Elizabeth Swados, Renita Weems - all in a dazzling, multi-layered chorus of voices.

Genesis has the capacity to enrich people's lives intellectually and spiritually.

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Very interesting discussion about the book of Genesis. All sides and religions are represented and therefore very enlightening discussion of the book and its stories.

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Enlightening

I watched these on PBS years ago. Love them then and really enjoyed listening again. Great discussion about several stories in the Book of Genesis by scholars and theologians. I recommend to anyone who is Jewish, Christian, or Muslim.

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Wonderful

I enjoyed every minute of this book. I loved the give and take. The many different faiths represented. I found it enlightening. I am very glad I purchased this book.

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Atheist Welcome

Nine hours of pure intellectual hedonism. With all due deference to Steve Hofstetter this is the cure for the Cable Guy.

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How Many people should be talking at one time?

I wonder if the several people who made this (book ?) ever listened to the text. At times there are 3 or 4 people talking all at one time.
The old expression "beat a dead dog to death" certainly applies here, as every topic is overdone until it becomes boring. Worse still, these people seem to seldom ever totally agree on any topic, with some of the views bordering on being rediculous. Save your money on this one!! Audible has better! The lowest rating allowed is one star, which in this case is much too high.

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