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The Kindness of GodMetaphor, Gender, and Religious Language$
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Janet Martin Soskice

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269502

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.001.0001

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Creation and Relation

Creation and Relation

(p.52) 3 Creation and Relation
The Kindness of God

Janet Martin Soskice

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the theologies of creation and the relation of human beings to God. It first examines the topics of Genesis and cites. It considers that the concerns of Genesis are different from those of a modern physical and biological scientist. The early chapters of the Genesis provide an outline of the relation of humans to God, of man to woman, of humans to plants and animals, and to each other. The chapter examines the earliest examples of biblical commentary, such as the Hexaemera's account of the first six days of creation. It also explains the gap between Christian and agnostic moral assumptions using Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer's book, Should the Baby Live?, which deals with the problems of handicapped infants and the morality of infanticide.

Keywords:   concerns of Genesis, Helga Kuhse, Peter Singer, Should the Baby Live, Hexaemera, morality of infanticide, handicapped infants

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