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And It Was Good: Reflections on Beginnings (The Genesis Trilogy) (urspr publ 1983; utgåvan 2017)

av Madeleine L'Engle (Författare)

Serier: Genesis Trilogy (1)

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Book #1 of The Genesis Trilogy. This special reissue of a classic work of spirituality from the author of A Wrinkle in Time offers life-transforming insights on the rich heritage of the Bible and shows how the characters of this ancient text are relevant for living the good life now. Includes a new reader's guide. In the first book of her Genesis Trilogy, beloved author Madeleine L'Engle casts long, loving, and perceptive glances not only at the created universe but also at its Creator. L'Engle often crafted stories that dealt with the complexities of the universe, navigating time and space, religion and science, with uncanny ease and insight. This skill--most famously demonstrated in A Wrinkle in Time--is showcased in this nonfiction work, And It Was Good, through her ability to see the connection between Made and Maker at every level. She examines the vast beauty, order, and complexity of our world with enthusiasm and reverence, illuminating the characteristics of God, the first poet. Madeleine L'Engle possesses the same ambidextrous skill of storytelling as other literary giants, including C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald. Her fictional stories appeal to generations of readers, and are equally embraced in both the secular and religious markets. But it is her ability in her nonfiction to engage with the historical text of the Bible through a dynamic unpacking of protagonists, antagonists, and matters of faith that establishes The Genesis Trilogy as a highly treasured collection of spiritual writings. And It Was Good beautifully approaches both the biblical text and creation itself with an intelligence and sensitivity that appeals to all seekers looking for a fresh communion with God in the natural world.… (mer)
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Titel:And It Was Good: Reflections on Beginnings (The Genesis Trilogy)
Författare:Madeleine L'Engle (Författare)
Info:Convergent Books (2017), 240 pages
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It's been almost a month since I finished this book, and I'm still trying to figure out what to think about it.

Having read a biography of L'Engle first helped me to understand a little better what she was doing here--she definitely leans in to the mystery of Scripture and the way our finite minds can't always understand God's ways. And I loved the parts of the book where she imagined extrabiblical chapters in Bible character's lives. For example, she narrates one possible story of what it would have been like for Eve to have Cain. Did she know what was happening to her? Did she have cravings for fruit from the garden of Eden that Adam wasn't able to get for her?

However, I think careful students of the Bible are right to be wary of some of the conclusions to which L'Engle's theology ultimately leads her. Even though she denies this other places, her interpretation of Scripture does suggest universalism, that is, the idea that all people will ultimately be reconciled to God. And while I understand that some believers have taken the opposite ideas too far, and seem almost glad that some will be excluded from God's kingdom, I side with C.S. Lewis on this issue--people who consistently and consciously reject God will ultimately get what they want, for eternity. It seems L'Engle rejects this notion and I think she's wrong.

So I can't recommend this book without caveats, although the writing is lovely and it's given me plenty to think about. I just think some of these ideas are better explored in fiction, where there is a little bit more flexibility in how to read the text, like in her book Many Waters, which I loved. ( )
  amy_reasoner | Apr 6, 2021 |
4 stars for gorgeous writing, -1 for dubious theology 😛 ( )
  inescapableabby | Nov 28, 2018 |
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Book #1 of The Genesis Trilogy. This special reissue of a classic work of spirituality from the author of A Wrinkle in Time offers life-transforming insights on the rich heritage of the Bible and shows how the characters of this ancient text are relevant for living the good life now. Includes a new reader's guide. In the first book of her Genesis Trilogy, beloved author Madeleine L'Engle casts long, loving, and perceptive glances not only at the created universe but also at its Creator. L'Engle often crafted stories that dealt with the complexities of the universe, navigating time and space, religion and science, with uncanny ease and insight. This skill--most famously demonstrated in A Wrinkle in Time--is showcased in this nonfiction work, And It Was Good, through her ability to see the connection between Made and Maker at every level. She examines the vast beauty, order, and complexity of our world with enthusiasm and reverence, illuminating the characteristics of God, the first poet. Madeleine L'Engle possesses the same ambidextrous skill of storytelling as other literary giants, including C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald. Her fictional stories appeal to generations of readers, and are equally embraced in both the secular and religious markets. But it is her ability in her nonfiction to engage with the historical text of the Bible through a dynamic unpacking of protagonists, antagonists, and matters of faith that establishes The Genesis Trilogy as a highly treasured collection of spiritual writings. And It Was Good beautifully approaches both the biblical text and creation itself with an intelligence and sensitivity that appeals to all seekers looking for a fresh communion with God in the natural world.

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