Framing Equality | Sojourners

Framing Equality

Letter to the Editors

Thank you for publishing Professor Michelle Gonzalez’s thoughtful discussion of inclusive theology as your cover story for January 2014. During my 28 years of teaching a course on “The English Bible as Literature” in a secular California community college, my students and I repeatedly questioned why our culture is so wedded to the creation story in Genesis 2 through 4 and so commonly ignores the priestly account that frames it by repeating Genesis 1:27 in Genesis 5:1b-2. In those verses, humans are created simultaneously and co-equally. When the Bible repeats concepts, especially in this frame, the emphasis is much more pronounced.

Richard J. Follett
Van Nuys, California

This appears in the April 2014 issue of Sojourners
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