Deepens and refreshes our view of early Christianity while casting a disturbing light on the evolution of the attitudes passed down to us. Easy to read and authoritative, though at times there was a bit too much rehash of ground covered in her book on the Gnostic gospels, some of which wasn't particularly relevant to this topic.
I consider The Mythology of Eden to be overall a very valuable book and expect it to be especially useful to people researching or teaching the Bible, the history of the Ancient Near East, Goddess history, and to the intellectually curious and many others. They did not believe in the resurrection of the flesh.
Dec Puts it in perspective; and explains how "stories" are used to explain and make sense of the world - even if the stories are myth. She then undertakes a review of shifting scholarly positions after the astonishing discovery in of a trove of ancient mostly Gnostic manuscripts near the Upper Egypt village of Nag Hammadi.
I was surprised to learn how little free will Augus A fascinating look at early Christianity and the nuanced ways that the story of the Fall has influenced theological debates for centuries and continues to influence much that we take for granted about underlying theological assumptions today.
Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account. Sexuality was a problematic aspect of the Christian tradition, with many, no less than Christ and St Paul taking a dismissive attitude towards it to it. Paperback —. Back to top.
An inspiring story full of surprises and insights that can be only written by the one who has truly experienced its impact. And yes, there is material on the role of polytheism, including Goddess worship, especially of Asherah and Astarte.
Thus, her concluding sentence, where she attempts to say that all people, whatever their religious beliefs, are equal in the recognition of a "spiritual dimension in human experience. Baudrillard's specific argument against Foucault is that he has hypostatized the movements, which might breach the wall of Western civilization.
Yet, in the late fourth and fifth centuries, this message began to change. Norman, Edward Kelly, J.
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