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Title: Beyond Eden: The Biblical Story of Paradise (Genesis 2-3) and its Reception History
Author: Schmid, Konrad Christoph Riedweg
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck; Publication Date: 2008
Paperback; ISBN: 9783161496462
Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 293
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The story of paradise (Genesis 2-3) is probably one of the best known texts in world literature. It has had a very rich reception history over many centuries. Genesis 2-3 formulates fundamental premises and problems of human self-understanding in the Western world. Why is the world in which we live seen as a "paradise lost"? Why might human knowledge be problematic? Why does human society have a patriarchal structure? Why is human existence limited in terms of time? Using multidisciplinary approach, this volume explores the historical meanings and the many ways in which this narrative has been received.