Approaching Eden: Adam and Eve in Popular Culture

Approaching Eden: Adam and Eve in Popular Culture

by Theresa Sanders
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742563332

ISBN-13: 9780742563339

Pub. Date: 11/16/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

You don't have to be religious for the story of Adam and Eve to have touched your life. From Voldemort's snake mascot in Harry Potter novels to the "forbidden fruit" apple that puts Snow White to sleep in fairy tales, we are inundated with references to the Garden of Eden in popular culture from an early age. On a deeper level, the story has been used as

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You don't have to be religious for the story of Adam and Eve to have touched your life. From Voldemort's snake mascot in Harry Potter novels to the "forbidden fruit" apple that puts Snow White to sleep in fairy tales, we are inundated with references to the Garden of Eden in popular culture from an early age. On a deeper level, the story has been used as justification for conflicting viewpoints on issues ranging from nudity to marriage to slavery. Approaching Eden digs much deeper than merely cataloguing entertaining Adam and Eve references in popular culture by exploring how these references are used and how they shape society. Theresa Sanders provides essential historical background from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim perspectives to show the relevance and prominence of Adam and Eve's story in life today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742563339
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 In the Beginning
Chapter 2 And God Said
Chapter 3 A Helper Fit for Him
Chapter 4 Fig Leaves
Chapter 5 The Curse of Adam
Chapter 6 The Curse of Eve
Chapter 7 Monkeyshines
Chapter 8 Back to Nature
Chapter 9 Paradise Regained
Chapter 10 The Final Frontier
Appendix: Additional Uses of Adam and Eve in Film

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