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Adam and Eve

Eve and Adam (After Francoise Gilot's Adam Forcing Eve to Eat the Apple)

Brian Waldron | Posted 10.23.2016 | Arts
Brian Waldron

You force fed me your forbidden fruit. I choked on that red offering. I could not swallow anymore. You smiled with sadistic scorn. You didn't wait for...

Pornosophy: Nudity

Francis Levy | Posted 09.30.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

Nude is a word that has both academic and pleasurable, if somewhat transgressive connotations. From the academic point of view a nude is a classic for...

Adam, Eve 'n History?

Greg Cootsona | Posted 08.25.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

My previous post highlighted mere Christians like C. S Lewis (and I've written more on CSL here), who understood Adam and Eve as typological (or paradigmatic), but not historical. I'll call this Position A. Having read the comment section on that post, I realize many reject this position. And some vehemently!

After Awkward Cover-Ups, Adam And Eve Are Returned To Nude States

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.26.2016 | Arts

In 1505, Queen Anne of France commissioned an illustrated manuscript for her 5-year-old daughter, Princess Claude. It depicted the story of O.G. man a...

The Golden Touch Behind My Golden Days

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 12.29.2016 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

We've had the Golden Age; the Golden Goose; Golden Oldies; Golden Books; the Golden Globes. And now we 've got My Golden Days.

"Ethiopian Lives Matter--The Social Conscience of The Saint John's Bible III"

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 01.14.2017 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

Do people share a common humanity, and if so, what is its character? Whereas Genesis 1:1-2:4a calls for setting aside time for worship, renewal, and r...

We Need to Talk About Sin

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 10.15.2016 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

We don't talk about sin anymore. This worries me. For two thousand years those of us in the Judeo-Christian Tradition have wrestled with sin--a sin originating with Adam and Eve.

A Note to Kim Davis About Adam and Steve

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 09.06.2016 | Religion
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

One of the primary Christian arguments against same sex marriage is the Genesis account of human creation. You've heard it a million times, and can probably even imagine the voice of jailed Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis sputtering it in a righteous spray of spittle:

Bigger Than Climate Change

Jeremiah Sierra | Posted 07.07.2016 | Religion
Jeremiah Sierra

There's something I need to tell you all about myself. Recently, I've become one of those people with clipboards who stands on the sidewalk near Union Square.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' -- From the Personal to the Political

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Jane Simon, M.D.

To turn to the real world, it is not uncommon to find households in which one parent dominates another. The power play in turn impacts the children.

Conflict Isn't 'Crazy'

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

From the beginning of time, humankind has been faced with conflict. The story of Adam and Eve embodies one of the oldest struggles: between good and evil, or an alternate interpretation between innocence and knowledge.

The Eternal Recurrence of a Spotless Mind

Francis Levy | Posted 01.31.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

Everyone is always told that you have to love your significant other warts and all. But what if he or she or it could journey to a parallel universe where none of their positive attributes would be marred by human foibles.

Eve and Adam (After a Crayon and Pencil Drawing By Francoise Gilot)

Brian Waldron | Posted 01.25.2015 | Arts
Brian Waldron

You didn't wait for my coughs to stop. You thrust more apple down my mouth without reason, punishing me, stuffing shards shouting, eat, eat, eat!

Autumn Equinox: The Day of Peace and Relationships

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

Today is the Equinox! The Sun transits from Virgo into Libra, initiating Autumn (in the Northern hemisphere). You might not even know it, but most likely you felt it somewhere in your body, mind, and/or soul.

What Is Your Soul Telling You?

Chava Tombosky | Posted 11.18.2014 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

Before the great holiday of Rosh Hashanah, we have an opportunity to take the time to realign our spirit and to listen to the inner voice that needs much feeding if it is to be heard.

Adam And Eve Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Religion News Service | Chris Herlinger | Posted 08.10.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) If the story of the Garden of Eden is such a common cultural reference point, what more can be said about it? Plenty, at least judgi...

Taking My Baby to Kara Walker's Sugar Baby

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

Her latest work in Brooklyn is at the Domino sugar factory, a defunct warehouse that is set for demolition. Walker is taking this opportunity to make a statement about slavery, perceptions of black bodies, human exploitation, and the sugar-coating of history.

Why Did Eve Eat the Apple?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.21.2014 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

Why did Eve eat the apple?

Leading Off: Parshat Emor

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 06.30.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

What does the word antelapsarian mean? And what does it have to do with Kohanim (priests)?

Oh, This Won't Offend ANYONE

Posted 03.09.2014 | Comedy

Look, if you were Eve and God told you not to eat from the tree of knowledge, you'd have one or two questions, right? Right. Since Eve was the firs...

What Did Eve Want? (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7)

Greg Carey | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Greg Carey

Our popular imagination turns Eve into a receptacle for one set of our fantasies. Our fixation on Eve's sexuality causes us to overlook the story's major themes and what they might mean for our common life together.

The First Valentine

Boria Sax | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Boria Sax

Saint Valentine's Day is one of many holidays that are clustered around the beginning of spring, including the Roman Lupercalia, the Celtic Imbolic, t...

'Adam' Is HOW Old?

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.30.2014 | Science

How old is our most common male ancestor? A new study indicates that the guy scientists call "Y-chromosomal Adam," or "Genetic Adam," walked the Earth...

Were There Mushrooms in Eden?

Morgan Guyton | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

What happened when humanity lost its innocence, as represented allegorically in the Eden story, is not that biological existence began, but that the harmonic balance of the food chain started to be skewed.

Questioning Darwin: One Man's Quest to Teach Science to Clergy

Rabbi Daniel Brenner | Posted 03.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Brenner

We asked ourselves what it would mean to be clergy who not only respected science's vision of a random, non-designed universe, but who preached the importance of taking a fresh look at our traditional theologies in the light of Darwin's brilliant discoveries.