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Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Eve and Adam in the Gardens


Apr 18, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.


100 LaSalle Street (124th Street btwn. Broadway/Amsterdam), Room MC

For millennia, readers have interpreted the story of “Adam and Eve” by pandering to him and blaming her for their expulsion from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2-3).  But there are more excellent ways.   This talk will undercut the traditional reading by exploring anew the story of Eve and Adam as they enter the Gardens of Morningside.

This series of free public lectures and discussion is the result of collaboration between three organizations: Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC); Columbia University School of Professional Studies; and Morningside Retirement and Health Services (MRHS).

Emeritus Professors in Columbia (EPIC) is a professional and social fellowship of people who have formally retired from their Columbia careers as university professors, researchers, and administrators but are still professionally active. 

Since its founding in 1998, EPIC has worked to continually expand its portfolio of activities and in 2017 launched its first Speakers Series in collaboration with the CU School of Professional Studies (SPS) Community Relations office.

Coordinated by Morningside Retirement and Health Services, the series is held at 100 LaSalle Street (aka 124th Street bet. Broadway/Amsterdam), Main Floor Room #MC (under green awning marked MRHS). For more information, go to sps.columbia.edu/community-relations or contact 212-666-4000 or ronb@mrhsny.org.


Baldwin Professor Emerita of Sacred Literature, Union Theological Seminary