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Author Sanders, Theresa, 1963-

Title Approaching Eden : Adam and Eve in popular culture / Theresa Sanders
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 245 pages) : illustrations
Contents In the beginning -- And God said -- A helper fit for him -- Fig leaves -- The curse of Adam -- The curse of Eve -- Monkeyshines -- Back to nature -- Paradise regained -- The final frontier
Summary You don't have to be religious for the story of Adam and Eve to have touched your life. From Voldemort's snake mascot in Harry Potter novels to the "forbidden fruit" apple that puts Snow White to sleep in fairy tales, we are inundated with references to the Garden of Eden in popular culture from an early age. On a deeper level, the story has been used as justification for conflicting viewpoints on issues ranging from nudity to marriage to slavery. Approaching Eden digs much deeper than merely cataloguing entertaining Adam and Eve references in popular culture by exploring how these references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-236) and index
Includes filmography: pages 237-239
Notes Print version record
Subject Adam (Biblical figure)
Eve (Biblical figure)
Bible. Genesis, II-III -- Influence
Popular culture -- Religious aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0742563332 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1442200634 (electronic bk.)
9780742563339 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781442200630 (electronic bk.)