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Christopher 1 Taylor Christopher Professor Powell FA13 BIB101 SEC1 September 30, 2013 In the book The Return of the Chaos Monsters - And Other Backstories of the Bible writ- ten by Gregory Mobley, he states the seven backstories which each make up a chapter of the book and are outlined at the beginning in the introduction. Mobley acknowledges that “this book is about seven basic stories that the book known to Jews as Tanakh and to Christians as the Old Testament tells as its composers and the ancient communities to whom they spoke wrestled with a single theme: how to make meaning from the chaos of experience, the human condition.” (Pages 1-2) Mobley’s first backstory reads that God has subdued chaos just barely, and this backstory refers specifically to the creation stories. The succeeding backstory involves the Pentateuchal narratives and teachings, and it declares that God has given humans an instruction manual for life on planet Earth so they can partner with God in the management of chaos. The next backstory concerns the didactic stories in the Former Prophets and reveals that God has enacted the tough love of moral cause and effect in order to reward fidelity to the instruction manual and to support management of the chaos. The following backstory is intended for the oracles in the Latter
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  • Spring '09
  • THOMASPHILLIPS
  • Judaism, Sin, Gregory Mobley

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