By Samuel Fohr

ISBN-10: 0900588012

ISBN-13: 9780900588013

ISBN-10: 162138263X

ISBN-13: 9781621382638

In his Confessions, St. Augustine recounts the impact on him of listening to Bishop Ambrose clarify quite a few previous testomony passages figuratively: “These passages have been demise to me whilst I took them actually, yet as soon as I had heard them defined of their religious which means i started responsible myself for my melancholy, at the very least insofar because it had led me to consider that it used to be fairly most unlikely to counter those that hated and derided the legislation and the prophets.”

What was once precise of considerate humans in St. Augustine’s day is much more actual this day. for lots of in those “enlightened” occasions, Bible tales current a stumbling-block to contemplating any of the good Western faiths as offering a fashion of non secular development: a few narratives appear to condone immoral activities whereas others appear invaluable of mockery or pressure reliable experience. yet there's an “inside” to those narratives way more digestible than their open air, and this within is explored in Samuel Fohr’s Adam & Eve. From the episodes within the backyard of Eden to the Exodus from Egypt and the conflict for access into the Promised Land, one tale after one other gets a penetrating therapy revealing a present of esoteric that means. The interpretations given are conventional within the truest feel of the notice, and the author’s wish is this publication may have the type of impact at the modern reader that Bishop Ambrose’s reasons had on St. Augustine such a lot of years ago.

“A veritable metaphysical journey de strength which someone drawn to figuring out the Genesis tale might do good to check, and a cardinal textual content for someone who takes up the learn of comparative faith. A textual content that are meant to swap the hearts and minds of all who learn it.”—Rama Coomaraswamy

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