Eleven McCormick students were published in a new book entitled The Beginning of Difference: How the Authors of Genesis Thought about Themselves and Others. Newly published authors include include: T.C. Anderson, Sandra J. Brown, Angelica Munera Cervera, Shelley Donaldson, Linda Eastwood, Mike Ellis, Jennifer J. Ikoma-Motzko, Peter Horth, Youngil Kang, and Eun Joo (Angela) Ryo. Many of the new authors graduated in May 2012. McCormick’s Dr. Theodore Hiebert, Francis A. McGaw Professor of Old Testament, is the editor.
McCormick students composed twelve studies which describe the ways in which the authors of Genesis viewed cultural difference. Each chapter in The Beginning of Difference focuses on a single narrative from the book of Genesis. The aim of these studies is to find out whether the ideas about difference at the very beginning of our biblical traditions provide resources for our thinking about and living with diversity today or whether these beginnings provided obstacles for thinking about our life together.”
Dr. Hiebert says, “The impetus for this course really comes from our own community at McCormick. We are a diverse community and interest in discovering ways to live with diversity in ways that enrich each of us rather than divide us from each other.”
The Beginning of Difference is available for $10.45 through lulu.com, a self publishing company. For additional information, please click here.