For over 2000 years the bible has been and continues to be the world's most popular and influential book. Yet, biblical stories and their meanings are often ambiguous, allowing for multiple interpretations. Unfortunately, many people were taught and remember only a one-dimensional Bible. For example, the story of Adam and Eve teaches the penalty for disobedience, while 'beware of jealousy' is the lesson of Cain and Abel.
These engaging retellings of classing Bible stories are witty, often hilarious, and always profound. This unique collection allows readers to grapple with questions and issues that are often hidden in the original text, including:
- Can the tension between justice and mercy be resolved? - How can knowledge of death be life affirming? - Why does a physical disability often bring strength? - What is the essential nature of the human being?
THE TRIUMPH OF EVE offers ideas to ruminate over, engaging readers with the Bible in a new way. Whether they consider themselves believers or not, readers will find this enlightening perspective on familiar themes refreshing and challenging.
|The Triumph of Eve||p. 1|
|Cain's Co-Defendant||p. 15|
|Noah's Cracked Rainbow||p. 27|
|Reasonable Faith||p. 39|
|The Trickster Transformed||p. 51|
|Joseph's School||p. 67|
|God's Stutterer||p. 79|
|The Argument||p. 91|
|Uncorked Perfume||p. 101|
|The Last Lesson||p. 117|
|The Suicide Bomber||p. 129|
|The Second Sling||p. 147|
|About SkyLight Paths||p. 174|
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Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.34