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dc.contributor.authorBridges, John Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:01:02Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:01:02Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.otherbridges_john_b_201305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/bridges_john_b_201305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28675
dc.description.abstractThis thesis will explore the extra-biblical elements of the Old English poem Genesis B. Particular interest will be paid to the depiction of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, the treatment of Adam and Eve’s guilt, and the depiction of Satan. The research for this paper included a thorough study of medieval Christian orthodox teaching, as well as Germanic mythology and culture. In many cases the Genesis B poet seems to have been influenced by the Germanic world in which he was immersed, and this is the reason for some of the problematic elements in the poem. There are also instances where the poet deviates from the Bible in ways that cannot be linked to Germanic culture, and possible inspirations for these deviations are explored.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectGenesis B, Satan, Adam and Eve, Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, Saint Augustine, Germanic Mythology, Norse Mythology, Loki, Balder, Odin, Woden
dc.titleQuestions unanswered
dc.title.alternativethe riddles of Genesis B
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.description.majorEnglish
dc.description.advisorJonathan Evans
dc.description.committeeJonathan Evans
dc.description.committeeAlexander Sager
dc.description.committeeCynthia Camp


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