Explorations into Slavonic Parabiblical Ontologies (Preliminary Notes)

Florentina Badalanova Geller, FIAS Fellow 2022-2023 Paris IAS & The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland
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While assessing the canonical Scriptural renditions of the theme of the origins of mankind through the prism of Biblical anthropology, we face a fascinating conundrum. Surprisingly, it appears that the Book of Genesis exhibits not only one, but two parallel, self-sufficient and entirely unrelated narratives about the etiology of human nature. They unfold in the first two chapters separately, as independent sequels with autonomous scenario

Florentina Badalanova Geller, “Explorations into Slavonic Parabiblical Ontologies (Preliminary Notes)”,  in: Svetlana M. Tolstaia [С.М. Толстая] (ed.), Slovo i Chelovek: K 100–letiiu so dnia rozhdeniia Akademika Nikity Il'icha Tolstogo [Слово и человек: к 100-летию со дня рождения академика Никиты Ильича Толстого], Moscow: Indrik, 2023,  pp. 338–360.