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By D. Westbrook

ISBN-10: 0230108113

ISBN-13: 9780230108110

Conversing of Gods in determine and Narrative analyzes the figurative-narrative production of gods, their heavenly abodes, and behaviors, attaining again to the start of background in Sumer, Babylon, Egypt, Persia, and Greece, and carrying on with via a biblical culture that incorporates the Hebrew Bible, the hot testomony, and the Qur’an. Each tradition leaves its linguistic residue for the following to include into its sacred texts, leading to the perpetuation and validation of historical imagining, attitudes, and ideas. 

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Ecclesiastes delivers a similar message: Man and beast “all go to one place; all are from the dust and all turn to dust again” (3:20). Yet this life is intended for pleasure: “Go eat your bread with enjoyment and drink your wine with a merry heart; for God has already approved what you do” (9:7). indd 34 11/24/2010 6:39:54 PM 35 End-Times and Doom-Eagerness The Figures of Resurrection and Eternity—No End in Sight Their hope was rich with immortality. Wisdom of Solomon 3:4 It is for you that paradise is opened, the tree of life is planted, the age to come is prepared, plenty is provided, a city is built, rest is appointed, goodness is established and wisdom perfected beforehand.

I turn my attention next to the end of the grand narrative. indd 30 11/24/2010 6:39:36 PM End-Times and Doom-Eagerness If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15 God promises the Fire of Hell as a permanent home for the hypocrites, both men and women, and the disbelievers: this is enough for them. ” Kermode, The Sense of an Ending 8 Critics from the time of Aristotle speak of the doctrine of narrative inevitability: stories that begin must end, and end in a way that is congruent with their beginnings and their middles.

Hesiod makes their role a divinely mandated one—to bring evil into the world and remain for all time a troubler of men. Ovid provides another creator in the classical tradition. ” Ovid’s unnamed God (like the Old Testament Yahweh) calms the seething elements, separating earth from sky, air from water, and makes the earth, a “delicately poised” sphere with all its waters, winds, valleys and meadows, mountains and climactic zones; he creates weather in all its manifestations. He sets the stars aflame and enlivens the whole, creating fish, beasts, and birds.

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