The tree of good and evil is a good analogy for the internet.
Take & read: New books in Old Testament
Climate catastrophe, economic inequality, and the way we treat our dead
The Jesuit scientist questioned whether humans are descended from Adam. It got him exiled.
Saving the Original Sinner, by Karl W. Giberson
Karl Giberson offers a cultural history of the Bible's first human. It's an intriguing and unsettling story.
Readers may or may not accept Charles Hefling's reconstruction of the doctrine of original sin. But he continues the tradition of rethinking the faith in light of new knowledge, contexts, and concerns.
Is there any chance that people will not sin?
We labor under the illusion that if the clock stopped between creation and Fall or between Fall and redemption, they would make sense on their own. But nothing could be more misleading.