Bruce Feiler - The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us
With his bestselling Walking the Bible and its later BBC incarnation, Feiler became indelibly linked with the Holy Land. The author of Abraham and Where God Was Born, Feiler also writes The Sunday New York Times “This Life” column, and here he looks back to one of the West’s originary myths, tracing the history of Adam and Eve. His journey starts in Iraq’s Garden of Eden and continues through Jerusalem, the Sistine Chapel, Blake’s London, and Hollywood. While representations and opinions of the couple change and sometimes clash, the pair’s cultural presence is a constant, and Feiler illuminates the important lessons we can still learn from Adam and Eve about relationships, family, forgiveness, and the essential place of love in human happiness.