How should we live? This question lies at the core of what it means to be human. In volume I we explore the “best which has been thought and said” from the dawn of civilization through the fall of Rome. Today’s session is on the Book of Genesis:
Traditionally ascribed the the Lawgiver Moses, who would have lied in either the 1400s or 1200s B.C., the Book of Genesis frames the question of how we should live in terms of a particular stance towards the origin of things and how that origin holds sway through a transcendent providential care. If a promise is working through history, is that good news, or problematic news, for human liberty?