The Judgment of Adam

Self-Consciousness and Normative Orientation in Lucas CranachÕs Eden

 

 

Wayne Martin

University of Essex

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When it is stated in Genesis that God said to Adam, ÔOnly from the tree of knowledge of good and evil you must not eat,Õ it follows as a matter of course that Adam has not understood this word, for how could he understand the difference between good and evil when this distinction would follow as a consequence of the enjoyment of the fruit?

S¿ren Kierkegaard, The Concept of Anxiety

 

 

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