The papers collected in this book are the product of a Mormon Theology Seminar dedicated to generating close, theologically informed readings of the second and third chapters of Genesis. Though participants in the seminar employed a wide variety of methodological approaches, the results clearly show a common core of understanding won through months of close collaborative effort. Essays explore the nature of appetite, the role of community, the necessity of ecology, and the persistence of paradox in one of the Bible’s most human stories.
Fleeing the Garden: Reading Genesis 2–3 is available HERE.
Praise for Fleeing the Garden
“Read this book. It will change how you read Genesis. Fleeing the Garden is not only generative readings of scripture, it is a first-rate demonstration of how the thoughtful analysis of just two chapters of scripture can reveal significant and surprising insights into the pressing conditions of every person this side of the garden: gender, poetry, stewardship, technology, and even poop. If this slender volume is any indication, the future of the Mormon interpretation of scripture is bright and full of possibilities not obvious.”
—Benjamin Peters, editor of Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society & Culture
About the Editor
Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas. He earned a PhD in Philosophy from Villanova University. He is the author of six books including Letters to a Young Mormon, The Gospel According to David Foster Wallace, and Future Mormon. He directs the Mormon Theology Seminar.