FIRST LOVE STORY: Adam, Eve, and Us

FIRST LOVE STORY: Adam, Eve, and Us

BRUCE FEILER    Book Number: 87481    Product format: Hardback

Thomas Merton said, "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another." Since antiquity, one story has stood at the centre of every conversation about men and women. One couple has been the battleground for human relationships and sexual identity. Often that couple's story has been used to divide the sexes. History has blamed Adam and Eve, but especially Eve, for bringing sin, deceit, and death into the world. In this astonishing re-examination of their lives, Bruce Feiler has taken one of our culture's most fundamental stories and reimagined it for our time. Dispelling centuries of conventional wisdom, he travels from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, from John Milton's London to Mae West's Hollywood, discovering a rich counter-history of artists, thinkers, and leaders who saw Adam and Eve as exemplars of a resilient relationship that endures and even strengthens through hardship. At a time of discord and fear over the strength of our social fabric, Feiler shows how civilisation's first couple can once more be role models for unity, reconciliation and love. He asks whether Adam and Eve are merely the cause of degradation and distrust between the sexes, or might they be a source of unity, resilience and inspiration? Civilisation's most enduring stories have revolved around births, weddings, journeys, deaths - events associated with the beginnings and endings of social bonds. We don't have to believe in the stories of the Bible or Greek myths for example to believe that they teach us something vital. Here is the first story of human interaction. 306pp, illus.
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ISBN 9781594206818
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