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Bruce Feiler

The best-selling author who walked the Holy Land talks about The First Love Story, married priests and the Bible’s ringing endorsement of sex

You write that we have lost the point of Adam and Eve: they were two people who loved each other through passion and pain. Should we all disobey God on our first dates to build an eternal relationship? Adam and Eve are victims of the greatest character assassination the world has ever known. And when you go back to the story, you find

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