The Rape of Eve
by Celene Lillie
Celene Lillie explores three Nag Hammadi texts that tell the story of the rape of Eve. She argues that these are not stories of temptation, disobedience, and the “fall” of humanity, but rather complex tales in which Eve becomes the mother of those who will save humanity. These texts open a window onto Christian resistance to imperial ideology, the Roman Empire, and the culture of rape pervasive within it.
Two audio set (51 & 63 mins)
CDs $20; MP3s $5.99
Celene Lillie is Director of the Tanho Center and on the pastoral staff at Boulder First United Methodist Church in Colorado. She is author of The Rape of Eve (2017).
This lecture took place at the Westar Institute Spring 2017 National Meeting in Santa Rosa, California.