Fleeing the Garden

Fleeing the Garden

Reading Genesis 2–3

November | 2017


"Read this book. It will change how you read Genesis. "Fleeing the Garden" is not only generative readings of scripture, it is a first-rate demonstration of how the thoughtful analysis of just two chapters of scripture can reveal significant and surprising insights into the pressing conditions of every person this side of the garden: gender, poetry, stewardship, technology, and even poop. If this slender volume is any indication, the future of the Mormon interpretation of scripture is bright and full of possibilities not obvious."

—Benjamin Peters, editor of Digital Keywords: A Vocabulary of Information Society & Culture


"Fleeing the Garden is fun to read (easy to hold, appealingly produced), its purposes full of delight. I propose that we all open our scriptural lives–or at least our Sunday School study–outward and upward through this and the other books in the Mormon Theology Seminar series."

—Julie J. Nichols, Association for Mormon Letters, January 7, 2018

"Unafraid to critically examine theological items of hermeneutic tension, the various authors each examine a sub-topic within...Genesis 2-3. "

—Robert Wheadon, LDS Apologist Now, December 22, 2017

Publication Information

Publication Date: 2017

ISBN 13: 978-0-8425-3009-5

Page Count: 120

Binding: Paperback

Price: $15.95

Series: Proceedings of the Mormon Theology Seminar

Imprint: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

Adam S. Miller

Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas. He and his wife, Gwen, have three children. He is the author of many books, including Rube Goldberg Machines: Essays in Mormon Theology (Draper: Greg Kofford Books, 2012) and Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013), and two editions of Letters to a Young Mormon (Maxwell Institute & Deseret Book). He also serves as the director of the Mormon Theology Seminar.

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