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Schearing, Linda S
Enticed by Eden : how Western culture uses, confuses, (and sometimes abuses) Adam and Eve / Linda S. Schearing and Valarie H. Ziegler
Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, c2013
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 3rd Floor  BT708 .S295 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Sex role -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Sex role -- Biblical teaching
Subject Adam (Biblical figure)
Eve (Biblical figure)
Subject(s) Eden
Popular culture -- United States
Popular culture -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Physical Description xi, 218 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-212) and index
Contents Recreating Eden. Someday my prince will come: when Eden becomes Camelot -- This one shall be called soul mate (or will she?!): Adam, Eve, and online dating -- Adam as alpha male: Christian domestic discipline and the erotics of wife spanking -- Recycling Eden. Laughing at Adam and Eve: humor and gender stereotypes -- And you thought the fruit was tempting? Adam, Eve and advertising -- Ecstasy in Eden: the sexploitation of Adam And Eve
Summary Though it may not have been the intent of Genesis 1-3, the biblical first couple has been used for generations to sell consumable goods and strange ideologies both salacious and holy to willing Western masses. And, Linda Schearing and Valarie Ziegler argue, Adam and Eve have become archetypal figures for secular and religious society alike as they are transplanted from their ancient garden to a more modern Eden, often with eyebrow-raising consequences. Finding common ground between both religious and secular recastings of Adam and Eve, Schearing and Ziegler offer page-turning evidence of just how ubiquitous the first couple has become. From on-line dating services and promises of God-ordained romance to the advertising and selling of games, bathroom fixtures, and even risque bloomers, Adam and Eve are a hot commodity in modern culture. These strange, confusing, often humorous, and sometimes shocking accounts testify to the myriad of ways in which Genesis 1-3 has been recycled and recreated in the popular imagination, and moreover, in promotion of the Western world-view
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Alternate Author Ziegler, Valarie H., 1954-

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