The Cultural Context of Genesis Part II

History is Interesting 🙂

As in the previous post, “The Cultural Context of Genesis”, John Walton makes the excellent point that one cannot disregard the original culture a text as written in. This goes beyond just religious texts, but can also apply to any text. How can we truly appreciate classic works of literature, without first knowing where the author was coming from? The cultural matrix of the author is key to understanding subtle nuances in the story or understand why characters acted and felt as they did or why the plot is as it is. To truly get Shakespeare, we need to understand the Elizabethan era he referred to and the popular culture. To understand Dickens, we need to look at the Victorian era. Those stories were not written for us, or in our culture but in theirs. They were written by people in a different culture, for that culture and not…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on May 11, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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