THE BOOK OF GENESIS: philosopher's edition
It is the year 0001 P.A. On your quest, you come across an ancient scroll. Brushing off the dust, you see its name: The Torah.
You hope it may be wise, or at least helping and friendly. Upon reading this old text you immediately call your philosophy friends. Turns out they've read it too!
And so it is decided: meet at Eva's and let's discuss the Book of Genesis.
Whether they're inspired by it, or driven to revolt, Western philosophers are indebted to Judaism. But what does the Old Testament actually say?
This is part of a series in which we attempt cooperative readings of religious writings with fresh eyes. Last month we read the Gospels and it was enormously successful in terms of opening a creative space for insights coming from diverse perspectives. Let's keep it going.
Assigned reading: THE BOOK OF GENESIS