The list of plays thus presented commonly included: The Fall of Lucifer; the Creation of the World and the Fall of Adam
; Noah and the Flood; Abraham and Isaac and the promise of Christ's coming; a Procession of the Prophets, also foretelling Christ; the main events of the Gospel story, with some additions from Christian tradition; and the Day of Judgment.
the epilogue to The Rise and Fall of Adam
and Eve, Stephen Greenblatt
Scripture says God created humankind originally good and without a sin nature "However, Genesis 3 records the fall of Adam
and Eve, and with that fall sin entered into the two previously sinless creatures.
(Stephen Greenblatt is a professor of the humanities at Harvard and the author, most recently, of 'The Rise and Fall of Adam
The Rise and Fall of Adam
and Eve is an extraordinary survey of how the story of Adam and Eve has affected different peoples around the world over the centuries, and how these peoples have interpreted their experiences, and is highly recommended not just for Christian audiences, but for history readers looking for a sweeping examination.
But the story, as Stephen Greenblatt so vividly and beautifully points out in The Rise and Fall of Adam
and Eve, lies at the foundation of Western culture's enduring questions about the origins of human nature and our moral shortcomings.
On the baptistry walls are paintings of the Good Shepherd and his sheep, the fall of Adam
and Eve, the women bringing spices to the tomb of Jesus to anoint his body, the healing of the paralyzed man, David and Goliath, the Samaritan woman at the well, and Peter saved from drowning when he tried to walk on the water.
For example, "Christianity teaches that the Fall of Adam
has affected the whole of mankind with the condition of Original Sin; and Teilhard finds this hard to accept.
Here VanDrunen argues that "one of the chief purposes of the Mosaic covenant was to make Israel's experience a recapitulation of the creation, probation, and fall of Adam
" (282, emphasis original).
NOAH (12A) "IN the beginning there was nothing," booms an opening voiceover, condensing the fall of Adam
And Eve and blood spilt between Cain and Abel into a mosaic of haunting images.
NOAH (12A) "IN THE beginning there was nothing," booms an opening voiceover, condensing the fall of Adam
And Eve and the blood spilled between Cain and Abel into a mosaic of haunting images.
In fact, he witnessed the fall of Adam
and Eve and since then has stoically observed messengers -- from Noah to Moses to Jesus -- cleave their paths through human history.