Genesis in Japan
The Bible Beyond Christianity
Literary Non-Fiction
5.5 x 8.5, 280 pp.
Pub Date: 08/20/2013
  paper
Price:        $24.95

978-1-933896-99-1

Published by Texas Review Press
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Genesis in Japan

The Bible Beyond Christianity

Thomas Dabbs

Genesis in Japan rises from a journal of reflections that were collected by the author while teaching the Bible to Japanese university students in Tokyo. It relates the diverse responses to the Bible that rebound, subtly but forcefully, back to the teacher from these students—extraordinary responses, in that they are simple, pure, ordinary, and entirely disorienting.

Teaching and learning the Bible in Japan has led the author to another view of the Bible, one that stands in stark contrast with the Bible in the Bible-heavy culture that was the author’s beginning at a small crossroads in central South Carolina.

THOMAS DABBS is a professor in the Department of English and American Literature at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, where he teaches Shakespeare and the Bible.

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