Re: textbooks

George Murphy (
Fri, 05 Dec 1997 17:55:52 -0500

Joel Cannon wrote:
> ... in contrast to that the
> Judeo-Christian tradition has the convictions that 1) Creation was
> good, 2) that it was orderly and a unity (no mythological battles,
> etc.)

Just a note on 2): The image of a battle of the creator with chaos
(_Chaoskampf_) is found in the OT, as in Pss.74:13-14 or 89:10. This
theme is taken over from neighboring cultures, but used by the Hebrew writers
as what Brevard Childs called "broken myths" to express the faith of Israel.
George Murphy