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This front matter section of the book Imagining Creation contains the table of contents, foreword, a list of illustrations, and contributors. The book contains collection of views on creation stories by noted authors. It presents accounts on creation and iconography from Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt. The book explains creation and religious interpretation in the holy scriptures (the Bible and the Quran), oral transmission of Genesis, and beginnings of the universe. It describes Jewish reflections on the biblical creation stories, creation stories in ancient India, oral tradition of the tellers of the African and Bulgarian stories, Slavonic and Arab creation stories and Lurianic creation myths.

Keywords: ancient Egypt; ancient India; biblical creation stories; Genesis; Lurianic creation myth



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