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James Tissot's "Adam and Eve are Driven from Paradise"

Created to be in communion with God, the first parents of the human race choose separation, resulting in a moral and spiritual collapse even as human civilization expands and grows.

In this series of 33 podcast episodes, the Christian mythic narrative is presented in its entirety: from a God who pre-exists time to the unending destiny of the human race. The story begins in "Part 1: Creation."

Christianity is an historical religion: to be converted in mind to Christianity – or, put differently, to begin to see the world anew through the Catholic imaginative vision – one must understand this story of redemption.

Episode 6: The Test

"Satan Makes His Way through Eden," by Gustave Dore

"The woman said to the serpent, 'We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'' But the serpent said to the woman, 'You will not die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil'" (Genesis 3:2-5).

Episode 7: The Fall of Adam and Eve

"Adam and Eve Driven out of Eden," by Gustave Dore

"When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked..." (Genesis 3:6-7).

Episode 8: Mankind in Trouble and the Witness of History

"Confusion of Tongues," by Gustave Dore

“Why are you angry, and why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is couching at the door; its desire is for you, but you must master it” (Genesis 4:6-7).

This 33-part podcast series was co-produced with Slaking Thirsts. These episodes (and the entire series in one file) are also available at the Prime Matters YouTube channel and on our podcast channels: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher.

More in Christian Mythic Narrative: The Deep History of the World

Part 1: Creation

Part 1: Creation

Engulfed in an epic drama initiated by God's selfless act of creation, humanity emerges in a vast world of realities visible and invisible, playing a central role from the first breath.

Part 3: Covenant

Part 3: Covenant

In the midst of a shattered humanity, God calls out to Abraham, inviting him and his descendants into a unique covenant: they will be the chosen people of God.

All in Christian Mythic Narrative: The Deep History of the World