Eve the Mother

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Famous for her role as the first woman, Eve is less often considered as the very first mother. What might her complicated experience teach us about the nature of parenthood and love itself?

After all, Eve was completely on her own as a mother. She had no mother of her own, no women friends, no parenting blogs. How can we imagine Eve’s experience? What does it mean that the first mother has such a complex and ultimately tragic experience of motherhood? And how can we reconcile Eve’s power as the Mother of all Living with her powerlessness as the mother of two feuding sons?

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