The Garden of Eden and the Hope of Immortality: The Read-Tuckwell Lectures for 1990

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In this book, Professor Barr presents a reading of the story of the Garden of Eden, not as a tale of the origins of sin and death, but as a tale of a chance of immortality, briefly accessible to humanity but quickly lost. Old Testament scholars have long been aware that the traditional reading of the story of Adam and Eve as the 'Fall of Man', though hallowed by St Paul's use of it, cannot stand up to close examination of the text. However, they have not succeeded in formulating an alternative interpretation which rivals ...

The Garden of Eden and the Hope of Immortality: The Read-Tuckwell Lectures for 1990 1992, SCM Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780334005315

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