The Character of God in the Book of Genesis
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Employing recent developments in literary theory, this text explores the ways in which God functions as a character in the narrative of Genesis. It discusses the coherence and consistency of God as a character, the way in which God's character changes and develops throughout the narrative, and shows how giving attention to God as a character can enrich our experience of reading the Bible.
W. Lee Humphreys uses recent developments in literary theory along with the Book of Genesis to show how God functions as a "character" in its narrative. Humphreys discusses the coherence and consistency of God as a character and the way in which God's character develops throughout the narrative. "The Character of God" brings us fresh insight in our reading of Genesis.
W. Lee Humphreys is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.