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Primeval Saints: Studies in the Patriarchs of Genesis

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Primeval Saints: Studies in the Patriarchs of Genesis - Jordan, James B
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In 'Primeval Saints, ' these heroes of the city of God - Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and others - come to flesh and blood in ways that undo our normal assumptions. In stark contrast to the selfish heroism of pagan literature, the heroism of Genesis triumphs by breaking all the standard rules. Jordan inverts so many of the traditional negative judgments against these patriarchs' alleged weaknesses and "sins" of deception, struggle, and tyranny that they stand forth as heroes rather than scoundrels. And yet ...

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Primeval Saints: Studies in the Patriarchs of Genesis 2002, Canon Press

ISBN-13: 9781885767868

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