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Encountering Eve's Afterlives – A New Reception Critical Approach to Genesis 2-4 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Encountering Eve's Afterlives: A New Reception Critical Approach to Genesis 2-4

Holly Morse


Encountering Eve’s Afterlives: A New Reception Critical Approach to Genesis 2-4 aims to destabilise the persistently pessimistic framing of Eve as a highly negative symbol of femininity within Western culture by engaging with marginal, and even heretical, interpretations that focus on more positive aspects of her character. In doing so it questions the myth that orthodox, popular readings represent the ‘true’ meaning of the first woman’s story, and explores the possibility that previously ignored or muted rewritings of Eve are in fact equally ‘valid’ interpretations of the biblical text.By sta ... More

Keywords: Genesis, Eve, Gender, Reception Criticism, Sin, Knowledge, Maternity, Jewish, Christian, Gnostic, Feminist, Visual Art, Jewish, Christian, myth

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198842576
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198842576.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Holly Morse, author
Lecturer in Bible, Gender and Culture at the University of Manchester

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