- Mar 15, 2011
The story of Adam and Eve is shared by the three great monotheistic faiths. Taken to be our common ancestors, symbolic, mythic or actual as you may wish, the influence of their story has shaped our notions of humanity for many centuries. Yet, their story takes up but a very small portion of the sacred books; of the Christian Bible’s one thousand pages or so it comprises a mere page and a half. The primeval couple have long been a subject of fascination for theologians of course but also for artists and poets. A host of interpretations.......a misogynistic origin story that legitimised male dominance or a depiction of two people, male and female, as equal partners in a heroic struggle against their fate? Do you consider their story to have been a positive or negative inspiration?