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Danger and Desire – Edenic reflections

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A fascinating post from Hidden Perspectives favourite Caroline Blyth.

You can read more about Caroline and her work here: https://hiddenperspectives.org/2014/02/08/an-interview-with-caroline-blyth/

Auckland Theology & Religious Studies

Adriaen van der Werff, Adam en Eva (c.1711) Adriaen van der Werff, Adam en Eva (c.1711)

As you will recall from a previous post, I’ve been teaching a course this semester on the Bible and visual exegesis, exploring visual culture as a source of biblical interpretation. Classes have been going well, so I thought I’d share some images and insights we’ve covered in some of the lectures. I’ll start off with our lecture from a few weeks back on Adam and Eve in art and advertising.

We began with an overview of some of the ambiguities in the text of Genesis 2-3, particularly in relation to what Genesis 3 – the story of the ‘Fall’ – says about gender and female sexuality. Does Eve’s creation after Adam – and from Adam – suggest that woman is subordinate to man within the divinely mandated created order? Why does the snake talk to Eve, rather than Adam – does it suggest…

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