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Joseph and the way of forgiveness

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Joseph and the way of forgiveness : a biblical tale retold

Mitchell, Stephen, 1943-, author.

New York : St. Martin's Essentials, 2019.

272 pages.

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""Stephen Mitchell's gift is to breathe new life into ancient classics. In Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness, he offers us his riveting novelistic version of the Biblical tale in which Jacob's favorite son is sold into slavery and eventually becomes viceroy of Egypt. Tolstoy called it the most beautiful story in the world. What's new here is the lyrical, witty, vivid prose, informed by a wisdom that brings fresh insight to this foundational legend of betrayal and all-embracing forgiveness. Mitchell's retelling, which reads like a postmodern novel, interweaves the narrative with brief meditations that, with their Zen surprises, expand the narrative and illuminate its main themes. By stepping inside the minds of Joseph and the other characters, Mitchell reanimates one of the central stories of Western culture. The engrossing tale that he has created will capture the hearts and minds of modern readers and show them that this ancient story can still challenge, delight, and astonish"-- Provided by publisher.

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ISBN:

978-1-25023752-1 (hardcover)

ISBN:

978-1-25023752-1

LC Call No:

BS1235.7 .M58 2019

Dewey Class No:

222/.11092 23

Author:

Mitchell, Stephen, 1943-, author.

Title:

Joseph and the way of forgiveness : a biblical tale retold / Stephen Mitchell.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

272 pages.

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BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references.

Summary:

""Stephen Mitchell's gift is to breathe new life into ancient classics. In Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness, he offers us his riveting novelistic version of the Biblical tale in which Jacob's favorite son is sold into slavery and eventually becomes viceroy of Egypt. Tolstoy called it the most beautiful story in the world. What's new here is the lyrical, witty, vivid prose, informed by a wisdom that brings fresh insight to this foundational legend of betrayal and all-embracing forgiveness. Mitchell's retelling, which reads like a postmodern novel, interweaves the narrative with brief meditations that, with their Zen surprises, expand the narrative and illuminate its main themes. By stepping inside the minds of Joseph and the other characters, Mitchell reanimates one of the central stories of Western culture. The engrossing tale that he has created will capture the hearts and minds of modern readers and show them that this ancient story can still challenge, delight, and astonish"-- Provided by publisher.

Subject:

Joseph,--(Son of Jacob)

Subject:

Joseph,--(Son of Jacob)

Subject:

Bible. Genesis, XXXVII-L--Paraphrases, English.

Subject:

Forgiveness--Biblical teaching.

Subject:

Forgiveness--Biblical teaching.

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