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Walk in the Garden: Biblical, Iconographical and Literary Images of Eden

by Sawyer, Deborah, Morris, Paul

Sheffield Academic Press 1992

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Overview

Genesis is about beginnings and origins. It is vitally important for understanding not only the biblical narrative, but also Christian theology. This volume brings together scholars with expertise in biblical studies, the traditions of Christian and Jewish exegesis, the history of art and literature, and various contemporary approaches to the study and interpretation of texts. The contributors draw on the long and complex histories of exegesis and interpretation, and examine the allusions, motifs, structures, context, and language from within the context of historical exegesis.

Contents

  • “A Walk in the Garden: Images of Eden,” by Paul Morris
  • “The Paradise Myth: Interpreting without Jewish and Christian Spectacles,” by Calum M. Carmichael
  • “The Image of God, the Wisdom of Serpents and the Knowledge of Good and Evil,” by John F. A. Sawyer
  • “From Fig Leaves to Fingernails: Some Notes on the Garments of Adam and Eve in the Hebrew Bible and Select Early Postbiblical Jewish Writings,” by Stephen N. Lambden
  • “The Fall into Knowledge: the Garden of Eden/Paradise in Gnostic Literature,” by Philip S. Alexander
  • “The New Adam in the Theology of St. Paul,” by Deborah F. Sawyer
  • “Exiled from Eden: Jewish Interpretations of Genesis,” by Paul Morris
  • “The Trees of Eden in Mediaeval Iconography,” by Jennifer O’Reilly
  • “Gardens of Love and the Garden of the Fall,” by Helen Phillips
  • “Milton’s Eden,” by Gordon Campbell
  • “Blake and the Archaeology of Eden,” by Paul A. Cantor
  • “Sin, Saga and Gender: The Fall and Original Sin in Modern Theology,” by Richard Roberts
  • “Refusing to Learn to Say No: Karl Barth and the Garden of Eden,” by Mark Corner
  • “Resurrecting Eve? Feminist Critique of the Garden of Eden,” by Deborah F. Sawyer
  • “Type and Archetype in the Eden Story,” by Adrian Cunningham
  • “In Search of Her Father: A Lacanian Approach to Genesis 2–3,” by Anna Piskorowski

Key Features

  • Landmark scholarship on the book of Genesis
  • All Scripture references are linked to the original language texts and English Bibles in your library
  • Textual, linguistic, interpretive, and historical approach to studying Genesis

Product Details

  • Title: Walk in the Garden: Biblical, Iconographical and Literary Images of Eden
  • Authors: Paul Morris and Deborah Sawyer
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 327

About the Authors

Paul Morris is a Professor of Religious Studies at Lancaster University.

Deborah Sawyer is a Professor of Religious Studies at Lancaster University.

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