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Our creation story is based on rape and violence. The story of Adam and Eve is much more than we learned in Sunday school. Widening our perspective on this powerful social story changes everything: the way we see marriage, the law, what it means to be a citizen, how we talk about sex and abuse, and how we consider healing. In this episode of In Times Like These, New Testament scholar Dr. Celene Lillie helps us understand her original research on the story of Eve—and what her rape, in early Christian literature, means for us today. Until we begin to learn and unlearn this story, we are doomed to remain caught in patterns of violence and misunderstanding.

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