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Adam and Eve and the Goats: Genesis as a History of the Animal

In my sophomore essay, I tried to shed light on the animal-history hidden in Genesis, looking at, among other things, dominion, naming, sacrifice, and intersubjectivity across species. Though I’ve only effected a series of incomplete sketches, I hope they at least instill the sense that the human creation myth is flat and lifeless if severed from the animal one.

Neal Bhattacharya

St. John's College, 2017

Sophomore Essay Prize

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