Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Gerhard von Rad, Genesis (1961; rev. ed. 1972)
I'm two-thirds through this respected theological commentary on the first book of Moses, and enjoying it very much (I'm reading it not for theological reasons, mind; but rather in order to get my head around the Eden-to-Babel story under a general 'Fantasy' rubric, with a longer term view to pulling together a critical monograph on Fantasy as a mode). But the main reason I post it here is because, eminent though he was in his day, and immature of me though it is to note it, I can't get over how much I love the 1960s/Austin Powersy vibe of the author's name. Gerhard von Rad! Right on!