[asa] Adam, Eve, Garden Myth

From: Dave Wallace <wmdavid.wallace@gmail.com>
Date: Sat Apr 04 2009 - 14:48:40 EDT

Assuming a theology without a literal Adam and Eve, I have been
wondering what the purpose of the Adam and Eve myth is? The Cosmos in
the Light of the Cross does not deal with this issue. The whole account
in Gen 2 and 3 does not seem to serve much theological purpose. What
are we to make of details like the garden, the rib, naming the animals,
the snake, the apple, the tree of life, God clothing Adam and Eve and so
on? Of course one possibility is to assume that these 2 chapters should
not have been included in scripture and thus ignore them totally.

Here I am using myth as:

**" traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to
unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief,
or natural phenomenon"

I am not saying that I accept a theology with Adam and Eve, just that I
would like to understand.

Dave W

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