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Abigail Doukhan: “Eve and the Tree: Grasping vs. Receiving” at Faith & Reason Sabbath School

(10:00 a.m. eastern / 9:00 a.m. central / 7:00 a.m. Pacific)

This Sabbath, Abigail Doukhan presents “Eve and the Tree: Grasping vs. Receiving."

The Hebrew Bible was written by male authors, depicts a male God, and has been interpreted by male scholars for centuries. One wonders if this is the whole story. Abigail asks, “Is there no room for women’s voices in the Biblical story? With the Jewish new year just around the corner, Genesis brings us into the lush and vibrant garden of Eden for a story of beginnings and new beginnings for the first human couple, Adam and Eve, giving us in turn an astoundingly new vision of God.” Grasping and receiving is a favorite theme which Abigail will be employing again as she continues to explore other women’s voices—the daughters of Job, the Shulamite in the Song of Songs—with us in future sabbath schools.

Homework: Read Eve’s story in Genesis 2:18-3:24

Abigail Doukhan is associate professor of philosophy at Queen’s College in New York (CUNY) and holds the Pearl and Nathan Halegua Family Initiative in Ethics and Tolerance. She holds a masters degree from the Sorbonne and a doctorate from the University of Paris.

Faith and Reason Sabbath School meets Sabbath, September 9, 10:00 am. Socializing starts at 9:30.

If you would like to attend this class via Zoom, email to request the link.


Upcoming Sabbaths:

September 16 Class potluck on Yuri and Liz Tomenko’s huge shaded lawn (407 Sherbrooke Drive, Silver Spring). Socializing and snacks start at 1:00 and real eating at 1:30. Several Sligo pastors, class pastors, and the Believers and Doubters class will be joining. 
September 23 John Brunt
September 30 Vaughn Nelson 
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