Revisiting Eve: New Perspectives on the Stories of the Bible Paperback
by Ben Barnard
Reading the Bible can literally lead to dangerous theology.
As a result of this, women have been demonised for the past 4000 years: made out to be inferior to men and held responsible for the fall of man. But is this true? What if the story of the Fall was a myth instead of an historical event? And if so, are there alternative explanations for the story of the Fall, which are less derogative for women?The author also takes a fresh look at the story of Samson, the strange but heartbreaking offering of Isaac and the bloody feud played out on Mount Carmel.
How must modern Christianity relate to such stories of horror and bloodshed?Hard questions are asked and dealt with.
Even the main symbol of Christianity-the death and resurrection of Christ-is critically evaluated.
Lastly, we explore the so-called "death of God" and face a very relevant question: has Christianity run its course?
Are there, perhaps, new ways to interpret the Christ-experience, which will make it easier for modern man to embrace Jesus; or must we simply move beyond religion in search of a new spiritual experience?Join the author in an honest search for a new frame of reference in an uncertain world.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 236 pages
- Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers
- Publication Date: 29/03/2018
- Category: Christianity
- ISBN: 9781786295064
- Hardback from £21.19