How are Genesis 2 and 3 are crafted to deal with the stress of human awareness of its own creatureliness and mortality?
Isaac Alderman is a PhD candidate studying Hebrew Bible at the Catholic University of America. His dissertation, titled "The Animal at Unease with Itself," examines the cognitive basis for the artificial boundary which humans construct between themselves and other animals through creation stories. He is currently the project leader for the book of Jonah for the upcoming reworking of the New Jerusalem Bible. He has also published articles and presented at conferences on various biblical passages in the context of cognitive science, pedagogy, and reception theory. Isaac lives with his wife and two cats in Providence, RI.
Topics such as human evolution and climate change are of interest to me – but the very act of tweeting about them comes across as politically or religiously motivated.
How might thinking in a “Godly time-frame” help us take more urgent action about issues affecting us right now?
This interview between Isaac Alderman and Chris Cotter highlights the aspects of the science/religion debate that are particular to America.