Creation’s Harmony Disrupted—Genesis 3–4

Here is the third in a series of Bible studies that present the Bible as being in the side of pacifism. In this essay, “Harmony Disrupted—Genesis 3–4,” I look at the story of the entry of alienation into the story following the creation account. I reflect on the way this part of the story (Adam and Eve’s becoming afraid of God and the initial act reflecting the alienation, Cain’s murder of Abel) sets the stage for the main focus of the larger biblical story: God’s healing strategy of persistent love as the means of healing creation.

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