Episode from the podcastTwo Way Street

Bruce Feiler On The Story Of Adam And Eve

Released Thursday, 12th April 2018
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On this edition of “Two Way Street,” Bill talks to author Bruce Feiler , whose life’s work is to reinterpret ancient stories in a way that allows us to think more deeply about who we are today. Last year, he came to our studio to talk about his book, “ The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us ,” which challenges the common narrative of Adam and Eve. “Eve has been victim to the greatest character assassination the world has ever known,” Feiler tells us. He explains why he believes that Adam and Eve is not a story of disgrace. In fact, Feiler argues that Adam and Eve is the first love story with lessons for us today. For “The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us,” Feiler traveled across four continents to explore the story of Adam and Eve and the impact it’s had on history through the ages. He invites us to see their story through the literature of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” and the work of Mark Twain, among others. Plus, he gives us a new interpretation