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THIS WEEK IN THE RESOURCE GUIDE:
Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg points out that it is only after the Flood that God tells a human being that he is made "in God's image." (pp. 70-72)
Karen Armstrong, Elie Wiesel, and others explore whether Noah was really righteous. (pp. 68-69)
The story of Noah leads to questions of humankind's relationship to the environment and its inhabitants. Read comments on this relationship from Henry David Thoreau, Lillian Hellman, St. Francis of Assisi and others.
Jack Miles struggles with how we come to terms with a God who is both so "gratuitously benevolent" that God creates the world for no clear reason and so "gratuitously malevolent" that God later drowns it for no clear reason.
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ApocalypseThis week's PBS program examines the story of Noah and the Flood. Read the story of this APOCALYPSE in your Bible in Genesis, Chapters 6-9, or hear Alfre Woodard tell it on this Web piece.
"The Bible does not offer us perfect heroes. They're not so beyond our reach as models." - Blu Greenberg, writer and poet.
1. On May 31, 1889, 2295 people died in a flood in Pennsylvania when a nearby dam broke after heavy rains and drowned the town in 30 feet of water. Every citizen lost either a relative or friend in this disaster. In which city did this flood take place?
2. On September 8, 1900, a circular hurricane with winds up to 120 mph flooded a town in Texas, killing 5,000 people. Afterwards looters were found with bejeweled fingers which they had cut off the hands of the dead. In which city did this flood take place?
(Answers at bottom of page.)