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And God created woman: an exploration of the meaning and the myth of Eve

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The aim of my thesis is to destabilise the persistently pessimistic framing of Eve as a highly negative symbol of femininity within Western culture by engaging with marginal, and even heretical interpretations that focus on more positive or sympathetic aspects of her character. My objective is to question the myth that orthodox, popular readings represent the 'true' meaning of Genesis 2–4, and to explore the possibility that previously ignored or muted rewritings of Eve, which emphasise he...

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HUMS
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Theology Faculty
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Theology and Religion Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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