How NOT to Get Away with Murder

January 19th, April 2nd, and June 17th, 2020

We’ve run this event in-person AND online!

Are you tired of being quarantined in your house? Feel a little bit like you might kill your siblings? 

The book of Genesis is one of the most interesting and difficult books of the Bible. And there is so much more to it than meets the eye. For example:

How was a snake able to trick Eve? Why do Adam and Eve respond to God so suspiciously? And then there’s the Cain and Abel story…why on Earth does Cain jump to murdering his brother? What are we supposed to learn from this Scripture?

This hour-long seminar investigated these passages in the 3rd and 4th chapters of Genesis.  By reading the text closely and paying attention to what is (and isn’t) there, we discovered a whole new complexity to the relationship between God, the first four humans, and the snake.  Not only is God revealed as imminently just and merciful, but also as a very acute observer of human psychology! 

Resources from this seminar are drawn from Joseph Ratzinger’s (Pope Benedict’s) In the Beginning… : A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall. 

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