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This introductory chapter of the book Imagining Creation presents an overview of how the other chapters in the book are organized. The book presents a set of creation stories by noted authors from different disciplines, each set belonging to a particular region, ranging from ancient to modern times. It provides religious interpretation of the holy scripture based on the creation. The book describes Jewish reflections on the biblical creation stories, creation stories in ancient India, ancient Egypt, and Mesopotamia. It explains oral tradition of the tellers of the African and Bulgarian stories. The book discusses Slavonic and Arab creation stories and Lurianic creation myths.

Keywords: ancient Egypt; ancient India; Arab creation stories; biblical creation stories; Lurianic creation myth; Mesopotamia

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