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Garden of Eden

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...

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)?

Daily Meditation: Garden Of Eden

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

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.

A World Food Day for All World Views

Mark Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mark Moore

While it fails to make most of our calendars, every October the world selects a day to recognize the importance of food, and they call it World Food Day. This year's is today, and it comes in the midst of a political climate where we seem to agree on less than ever.

Children of God

Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Robyn Fryer Bodzin

Rabbi Carlebach used music to reach and inspire people. Following death, we all need to forge our own paths to get back to the Garden. For some its music, for others it is community and for still others it is just takes time.

Rattled With PTSD: Post Traumatic Snake Disorder

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.02.2013 | Comedy
Irene Monroe

This 4th of July there will be no grilling on my back porch. And here's why: This past Sunday morning I found myself in a chapter of a Stephen King novel.

St. Valentine's Eden

Linda S. Schearing | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Linda S. Schearing

Ever since the story of Adam, Eve and their Garden was crafted, readers have returned to the first couple time and again to figure out how all couples should act. On Valentine's Day, interpretations of their story serve both as cautionary tales and as inspiration for couples in the 21st century.

Is Queer The New Normal? (NSFW)

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

What if the garden of Eden had operated a little bit differently? In his new exhibition "In The Garden," Dutes Miller creates a mythological place whe...

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.

Renewing Creation: Genesis And Sustainability

Jeremy Benstein, Ph.D. | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Jeremy Benstein, Ph.D.

The human mission is to work, to produce, to develop -- but at the same time to preserve, to guard, to be vigilant that the work doesn't get out of hand. It must remain, in a word, sustainable.

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.

Was The Snake In The Garden Of Eden Satan?

Ronald Hendel | Posted 11.23.2012 | Religion
Ronald Hendel

How did a smart "creature of the field" come to be identified with the Prince of Darkness? That's an impressive leap in a reptile's résumé. The answer tells us a lot about the importance of Genesis, and how people thought about it, in the early years of Judaism and Christianity.

The Ambition For Eden

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.29.2012 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

In the Bible God exiles Adam and Eve and declares that they will never be permitted to return to the Garden. If God's intention was to assure that humanity would be forever exiled, why did God not destroy Eden?

Occupy Genesis: Rewinding The Torah, Repairing The World

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

The story of creation begins again this week in synagogues around the world. This annual cosmic rewind gives each of us a chance to deepen our thinking about the stories we heard as children.

Andrew Burmon

WATCH: Under The Apple Tree: Hunting For Eden Around The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.12.2011 | Travel

In Pararadise Lust: Searching For The Garden of Eden, Brook Wilensky-Lanford documents the journeys of a few of the metaphysical explorers who tried a...

Searching For The Forbidden Fruit Of The Garden Of Eden

Brook Wilensky-Lanford | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Brook Wilensky-Lanford

Having spent the last several years writing a book about people who search for the Garden of Eden on earth, I am a little sensitive about the topic of apples.

A Feast for the Eyes: Garden of Eden by Andrzej Maciejewski

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 10.17.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

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The Faithful Shopper: Gourmet Goodies

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.13.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With summer nearly here, it's time to start planning our social lives -- whether you're hosting friends or you're the guest, nothing is more special than to offer your gourmet treat or bottle of wine.

WATCH: Rooftop To Table Gardens In New York City

Posted 06.13.2011 | New York

A new short film by Petrina TV puts some faces to the rooftop farming movement in New York City. Patrick Connolly of Bobo in Greenwich Village expl...

I've Been To The Mormon Garden Of Eden, And It's Not What You Think

Brook Wilensky-Lanford | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Brook Wilensky-Lanford

Every vision of the Garden of Eden is different, and the Mormon Garden of Eden is not about abundant natural beauty. Even Joseph Smith himself knew Missouri wasn't perfect.

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?

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.

Paradise Lost to Be a 3D Action Flick

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Great epic poems are being adapted into mega productions. And now an adaptation of Milton's epic poem, "Paradise Lost," as reported in Variety will hit theaters in 2012 ... in 3D!

Iraqi Fight To Restore 'Garden Of Eden"

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

U.S.-Iraqi citizen hopes to replenish the unique wetlands in southern Iraq destroyed by Saddam Hussein....