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Adam and Eve

A New Twist To An Old Story

Rabbi Manis Friedman | Posted 12.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Manis Friedman

Do you know the story of Adam and Eve? If we truly understand what took place on that day in the Garden of Eden, it would help us understand a lot about what we are supposed to being doing here in this world.

The Myth Of The 47%: Our Original Sin

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

This myth justifies hardheartedness (or often condescending paternalism) toward those whose poverty must be their own fault, and it allows those who believe it to congratulate themselves for their hard work and responsible life choices.

Turning Marriage Right Side Up: Lilith on Top

Robert B. Barr | Posted 11.20.2012 | Women
Robert B. Barr

It is time for marriage to be turned right side up. It is time for Eve Marriages to go away and Lilith Marriages to arise. For when women are on top -- everyone will ultimately benefit.

Five Bible Images You Probably Misunderstand

Dr. Joel Hoffman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
Dr. Joel Hoffman

Flawed translations conceal biblical messages from modern readers by failing to convey the significance of images and metaphors. Here's what goes wrong.

Why The Story Of Adam And Eve Is Right And Kirk Cameron Is Wrong: The Religious Value Of Love

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

No matter the scientific evidence, no matter the countless lives of happy, healthy LGBT people, there's that story, that binary, and that claim. Well, I'd like to take that story back -- to reclaim it for all of us, not just those of us who find love in heterosexual, monogamous life.

New Survey Of Protestant Pastors Shows Rejection Of Human Evolution

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 03.19.2012 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

Since the days of Darwin, there have been theologians who have also embraced evolution in some form or another. But Evangelicals tend to be the least likely to do this, and here's why.

The Different Roles Of Science And Faith

Victor Udoewa | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Victor Udoewa

Doubt has many roles. We sometimes forget that God is mystery and a life of faith is one that is lived in the tension of never fully knowing.

Beyond Adam And Eve

David Lose | Posted 10.17.2011 | Religion
David Lose

Why should anyone be dismayed that all the evidence ever collected points to the implausibility that two persons named Adam and Eve once lived in a paradisiacal garden and gave birth to all humanity?

The Bible Is A Library, Not A Book

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

The Bible is not a book. It is dozens of very different books bound together. The assumption that identifying one part as fiction undermines the factual character of another part is ludicrous.

Adam And Eve Didn't Exist. Get Over It!

Michael Ruse | Posted 08.10.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Organisms evolved from simple forms by natural selection. This includes humans. We are the end result of a long, slow, natural process of development. Moreover, there never was an original pair.

Religious Art: Fig Leaf Or Full Frontal?

Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion

By Peggy Fletcher Stack c. 2011 Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) The Rev. France Davis doesn't want any nude Adam-and-Eve figures at his Cal...

The Beauty Of Following The Guidance Of God

William C. Chittick, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
William C. Chittick, Ph.D.

The Quran explains in many ways that people do not live up to their beauty. As in Genesis, the story begins with Adam, but there are important twists in the Quranic version.

Original Sin, Evolution and Human Origins

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

What if Adam and Eve never existed? What happens to the whole doctrine of original sin?

Calvin College and Original Sin

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

It is a sad day indeed when a faculty member of one of the leading Christian colleges in the nation is threatened with the sack by his president for trying to stay true to the faith of his parents and to the demands of reason and evidence.

Beginning Again With Adam & Eve

Sena Jeter Naslund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sena Jeter Naslund

In my Eden, original sin is not curiosity or disobedience but violence. The story of Cain and Abel belongs inside the garden narrative and is the true cause of our fall.

The Month of Elul as Opportunity: Monica, Eve, and Repentance

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Elul is an opportune time to engage in teshuvah, the process of repenting after committing a sin. In our world where men tend to dominate women, men have a special task to reflect on their relationship to women.

Gardening with God

Norman Wirzba | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Norman Wirzba

God is the first, the best, and the eternal gardener. Viewed biblically, the day God ceases to garden is also the day we all perish. I have never heard a preacher say that, but it is true.

Adam and Eve and the Gender Divide

John R. Coats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John R. Coats

Beyond the religious and secular interpretations is the original character, Genesis Eve: strong, vulnerable, neither apologetic about her womanhood nor tempted to cheapen it.

Adam And Eve: The Day After

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

Expelled from the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve reflect on their new circumstances, find joy in koalas and the naming of sand, and happily agree that Eve can't be blamed. Too bad posterity forgot.

Sin Isn't the Problem with the World, Theology Is

George Elerick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
George Elerick

In its original context, sin is not a personal weakness but a necessary stumble in the road toward whom we are meant to become. Looking at it this way may deepen our experience of life.

Facebook: Sex on the Brain

Eliezer Sobel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eliezer Sobel

There is a blank space at the top of everyone's personal Facebook page that asks the question, "What's on Your Mind?" My response: sex.

Reinterpreting Eve

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Given the story of Eve, it's no wonder that women have an underlying sense of blame, shame and in many cases, a fear of questioning male authority.

The All-Jewish Cartoon Collection: Snake Snack

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mort Gerberg