Book of Job: A Vision of God

Michel A Rizzotti The Book of Job tells the story of an upright man whose integrity is put to the test. The hero is chastised and tormented for no apparent reason. All along, he insists on his innocence and pleads for justice. Job is temporarily alienated from his God...

Exodus: God’s Presence in the Desert

Michael Rizzotti Genesis, the first book of the Bible, does not limit itself to the creation narrative. Adam and Eve go on to have children, among them, Cain and Abel. In some respect they typify the consequence of the fall: the evil and the good. The story of the two...

God the Father: The Patriarchal Tradition

Michael A Rizzotti The oldest biblical divinity is that of God of the Father(s). With this essay we will summarize some of the appellations of God used in the Old Testament. El, Elohim One of the oldest Semitic appellatives of God is ‘el.1 The designation has...

Creation and Goddess Symbols in Genesis 1-3

Michael A Rizzotti The creation narrative of Genesis is similar in certain respects to creation myths that describe the beginning of a new cultural, religious, and cosmological reality.  These accounts show how the divinity uses his word to articulate a new world. The...

The Holy Trinity & the Sacred Triad

Michael A Rizzotti The Holy Trinity is the most fascinating but also the most misunderstood of all theological doctrines. It’s an unfortunate situation, because the Trinity may hold the key to understanding an important facet of the dynamic dimension inherent in...