"From the beginning," writes Dianne Bergant, "God has been creating order out of chaos and continues to do so even to our own day." Bergant, one of today's most highly regarded Catholic Scripture scholars, turns her attention to the book of Genesis, highlighting issues of gender, social status, economic class, and integrity of creation. In this important new commentary, Bergant explores the biblical text but also points out some of the social biases of the original community, an awareness that is crucial for an adequate understanding of the text. She offers a wealth of insights into this richly theological narrative.
Dianne Bergant, CSA, is the Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association. Her many books include Scripture: History and Interpretation, the two New Collegeville Bible Commentary volumes on Psalms, and the two-volume Israel's Story, all from Liturgical Press.