Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, & Theological Commentary

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CONTENTS
A Note on Methodxxv
Abbreviationsxxix
INTRODUCTION
I. The Text and Its Immediate Context (Genesis-Kings, “The Primary History”)
1. Genesis's Unity5
Arguments against Unity5
Conclusion: A Shift in the Weight of Evidence11
2. Further Evidence of Genesis's Unity11
Body-Like Complexity and Chiasms11
Spiraling Structures: Consistent Patterns of Expanding      Episodes12
Double Dramas, Including Diptychs15
Combining the Structures23
The Spiraling Transition from Myth to History:      A Closer Look24
General Conclusion25
3. The Quest for the Theory behind the Diptychs26
The Complex Nature of Reality (the Diptych as      Mind-Opening)26
The Complex Nature of Art (Based on Relationships,      Not Absolutes)27
“Bakhtin, the Bible, and Dialogic Truth”29
Conclusion32

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