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Genesis Beyond Sources

Antony Campbell SJ

Genesis Beyond Sources is a radical and groundbreaking book with a new approach to understanding the book of Genesis and the Pentateuch. It has two components. The first touches the whole of Genesis and affects much of biblical narrative text. The second is more scattered and comprises the major observations stemming from close work on Genesis and broader study of parts of the Pentateuch.

About the Author:
Antony F Campbell, SJ, is a Jesuit priest. He has described himself as ‘a New Zealander by birth, an Australian Jesuit by choice, and a lover of the Older Testament by passion.’ He entered the Jesuit Order in 1953 and after early studies at Loyola College, Watsonia in Melbourne and a year at St Aloysius’ College, Milson’s Point in Sydney, he studied for a BA (Hons) in Greek and Hebrew and for an MA in biblical archaeology (the Chalcolithic period), both at the University of Melbourne. He was sent for theological studies to Lyon-Fourvière, France, and then for scriptural studies to the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Italy—a European base allowing him substantial time in London, Israel, and Munich. On the way home, his doctoral studies were at the then Claremont Graduate School in California.

He was stationed at Jesuit Theological College from early 1974 until the end of 2009, his activities involving administration, teaching, and research and writing.

With ripening age and his retirement from JTC, he notes that there is still some writing awaiting completion; more important, there are walks for the taking, TV for relaxing, armchairs for sitting, life for living, friends to delight in, God to commune with—and nature, reading, and m