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18. S. Childs, Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture (London: SCM Press, 1979). 19. Cf. J. Jackson and M. ), Rhetorical Criticism (Pittsburgh: 38 A Walk in the Garden Pickwick Press, 1974). Although rhetorical critics have the great merit of taking as their starting point the 'received text' rather than the hypothetical pre-textual sources, their methods are closer to Gunkel than contemporary literary criticism. L. McKenzie, 'The Literary Characteristics of Genesis 2-3', TS 54 (1954), pp.

6 In evaluating the role of Eve, two readily recognizable problems arise. Why, aside from the need to convey an initially undifferentiated state, is her birth such that she is taken from the man? And why is the desire for knowledge first channelled through her and not through the man? In each case either the situation depicted is unreal, as in the CARMICHAEL The Paradise Myth 49 example of her birth from a man, or abnormal in terms of who is most closely associated with the acquisition of knowledge—the males—in the society whose literary work this Genesis myth represents.

On Edenic themes in Romantic literature, see L. Metzger, One Foot in Eden (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1986). The title refers to Edwin Muir's poem, 'One Foot in Eden', in Collected Poems 1921-1950 (London: Faber & Faber, 1952). 11. g. Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard) has yet to be systematically presented. Kant in his essay, 'Concerning the Indwelling of the Evil Principle with the Good, or, On the Radical Evil in Human Nature' (first published in 1792 and later included as Book I of Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone [1793; trans.

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