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Adam, Eve, and the Serpent by Elaine Pagels
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Nov 03, 2008

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The story of Adam and Eve is, like, maybe the best, most important story of all time. (According to me.) So it's really fun to really dissect it and trace it's effect on everything that followed. Pagels focuses on different ways it had an impact on society and culture, and how it was interpreted (things from advocating original sin to tackling the relationship between spirit and flesh.) She's a good writer and I wish she would attack alllllll Old Testament stories in this way.
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message 1: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Did you read a lot of modern interpretations of this topic? Did you read about Adam and Eve in "a crossing or the drop's history" by Anatoliy Obraztsov?

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