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Discover the Book of Genesis anew in this brilliantly taught Bible study course.

Genesis may be one of your favorite books of the Bible, but many of its stories can seem puzzling or foreign. How are we to reconcile the two seemingly different creation stories? And why would a supposedly benevolent God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son? How is the bible’s first book relevant to our lives today?

Under the guidance of Sr. Dianne Bergant, PhD, the former President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, you will come to understand the Book of Genesis as never before. In 12 superb lectures, you will study the primary literary forms, cultural context, and theological underpinnings of the most beloved biblical stories. As you do so, you will see how its authors, despite living in a very different world, are much like us: people who seek to be faithful to the God who loves them.

You will explore how the stories of Genesis are not historical or scientific accounts, but rather snapshots that reveal greater truths through symbols and metaphors. As you gain amazing insights into the world of ancient Israel, the Book of Genesis will open up to you in marvelous ways. You'll meet engaging people and discover their fascinating lives, but most of all, you will see that they are always seeking the Divine. This course is the beginning of an endless spiritual journey.

This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2015 Now You Know Media Inc. (P)2015 Now You Know Media Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Dianne is one of the most prolific authors and sought after speakers in the country. She has dedicated a lifetime of scholarship to learning and teaching the Old Testament, and accumulated a huge number of admirers and emulators. Her ministry is not confined to academic presentations but extends to her calling others to a more mature life of faith and insight into the workings of God in the world of creation." (Fr. Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp, PhD, emeritus professor of theology and culture, Catholic Theological Union)

"Sister Dianne's extensive knowledge of the Old Testament is matched only by her enthusiasm. A teacher of extraordinary insight and passion, Sister Dianne helps her students engage, interpret and understand the biblical text. If you can't be in her classroom, then Now You Know Media is the next best way to be taught by Sister Dianne Bergant." (Sr. Laurie Brink, OP, PhD, Catholic Theological Union)

"Professor Dianne Bergant invariably brings sound biblical knowledge, practical sensitivity and spiritual insight to everything she writes." (Bishop Richard Sklba, Milwaukee)

“Sr. Dianne Bergant, C.S,A., has given her life to teaching, and she does it with enthusiasm, commitment, dynamism, and depth of thought, touching both minds and hearts.” (Abbot Gregory Polan, OSB, Conception Abbey/Conception Seminary College)

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  • 23-04-18

Great explanation

Great explanation of the book of Gennisis. SR. Bergant touches on the important details. She does a great job of putting the book into perspective. Loved it.