Adam and Eve and the Forbidden Fruit
Is Eve more guilty than Adam?
By Jean Jantzen
In our modern twentieth century perspective, most people within the Christian community suppose that Mother Eve was totally responsible for the fall of humanity and the dire consequences that followed her actions in the Garden of Eden. The origin of mankind’s trouble begins with the encounter between Eve and the beautiful serpent in the Garden. It is in this garden where Eve succumbs to the temptation to partake of the fruit of the tree of good and evil. Was only Eve then responsible? What was Adam’s role or accountability in this major historical event? If Adam and Eve were put on trial for their part in “the forbidden fruit episode”, what would be the outcome? It is the popular view that I would like to explore and see if there is any validity to the accusations…
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