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Title Volume 08, Number 3, 4, Autumn-Winter 1973
Subject Periodicals; Mormons; Religious thought; Philosophy and religion
Description Independent national quarterly established to express Mormon culture and examine the relevance of religion to secular life. It is edited by Mormons who wish to bring their faith into dialogue with human experience as a whole and to foster artistic and scholarly achievement based on their cultural heritage. The journal encourages a variety of viewpoints; although every effort is made to insure accurate scholarship and responsible judgment, the views expressed are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily those of the Mormon Church or of the editors.
Publisher Dialogue Foundation, 900 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90024
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Contributors Rees, Robert A.
Date 1973
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Title Page 142
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Source Dialogue: Vol 8 No 3, 4
Article Title The Structure of Genesis, Chapter 1
Description The Structure of Genesis, Chapter One Benjamin Urrutia The first chapter of the first book of the Bible is probably one of the most influential, derided, pervasive, debated, and misunderstood religious texts in our culture. Some light may be shed on its significance by analyzing it according to the system of Professor Claude Levi-Strauss.1 I shall not employ the usual procedure of assuming the paramount importance of the six "days" of creation. Instead, as significant units of analysis I shall use nine of the eleven "speeches" (Si to So) in the chapter. These are the passages preceded or "punctuated" by the words "and God said" {wayomer Elohim), or "and the Gods said" {wayomru Elohim), presupposing a slightly different set of vowel points. "God blessed them, saying" is used after Sy (Genesis 1:22). "When God set about to create the heavens and the earth," the earth was tohu-wa-bohu, that is, it was all undifferentiated, unformed and void.2 To introduce order into this chaos it was necessary to produce several sets of binary oppositions, clearly dividing that which was mingled: Si: light/dark S2: below/above S3: wet/dry S4: cereal/fruit S5: sun/moon S6: fish/birds Sy: fish/birds S8: cattle/creepers So.: male/female There seems to be a correlation between Si to S4 on the one hand, and S5 to S8 on the other, producing something like the following: A B light: dark :: sun: moon below: above :: fish: birds wet: dry :: fish: birds cereal: fruit :: cattle: creepers 142
Creator Urrutia, Benjamin
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