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The Phenomenology of Symbol: Genesis I and II

  • Frank K. Flinn
Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 92)

Abstract

The following essay, which is divided into three parts, is a phenomenological interpretation of the two accounts of creation which open the Book of Genesis. In the first part below, I discuss the problem of interpretation stemming from the current use of the term “myths” for the creation accounts. In the second part, I examine a problem peculiar to modernity — critical consciousness along with the demystification and demythologization which may block us from interpreting symbolic discourse. These two parts then provide a dialectical framework for the third — the phenomenological approach to the texts about the “Beginning” in the Book of Genesis.

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Human Existence Mustard Seed Religious Discourse Heavenly Body Biblical Text 
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