A New Heaven, A New Earth

by Dianne Bergant;

A New Heaven, A New Earth
Publication date: 2016-02-01
Number of pages: 208
ISBN: 9781626981805

This groundbreaking book is an experiment in reading the Bible through the lens of catholicity: a consciousness of the wholeness that pervades all life. Each chapter examines an aspect of the natural world (determined by the biblical text itself) from the perspective of the principle(s) of evolution and ecojustice. A New Heaven, A New Earth thus leads to new ways of understanding and talking about the Bible, God, creation, and humankind.

Table of Contents

Introduction. “God so loved the world”

  1. “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor”
  2. “A land flowing with milk and honey”
  3. “Thus says the Lord”
  4. “Where shall wisdom be found?”
  5. “Who do you say that I am?”
  6. “One untimely born”
  7. “A new heaven and a new earth”

Conclusion. Index

Dianne Bergant, C.S.A., is Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P., Distinguished Professor Emerita of Old Testament Studies, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. A past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, she is the author of many books, including Genesis: In the Beginning and A Word for Every Season: Reflections on the Lectionary Readings.

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