Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Fall....(or not)


At what stage in the development of religious thought did the serpent who starts off merely as "...more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made" become Satan, the figure of evil incarnate?

Has anyone else missed, as I had until very recently, the wonderful image of God's grace in Gen 3.21? Nowhere else in the huge iconography of the Fall have I seen God making Adam and Eve's clothes.