The Judgment of Adam

Self-Consciousness and Normative Orientation in Lucas CranachÕs Eden



Wayne Martin

University of Essex



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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