Genesis 1-3 - Kristen Walsh Professor Ulricksen Utopian...

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Kristen Walsh Professor Ulricksen Utopian Visions February 7, 2010 Genesis Sophrosyne is the idea of a life-long happiness that is obtained when one’s philosophical needs are satisfied. These needs are satisfied in ways that resemble the idea of enlightenment though harmonious living. Harmonious living can be achieved when one practices self control or self restraint. The idea of sophrosyne was brought up during the class discussion about Genesis 1-3. Genesis is the first book of the bible and contains the story of creation. This story als (Croatto, 2004)o contains the creation of Adam and Eve in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:27). God placed them in the Garden of Eden where they were free to do whatever they pleased except for eat from the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. However, the serpent tempted Eve and made her curious about the tree so she ate an apple and gave some to Adam. As God was walking through the garden later that day looking for Adam and Eve he realized they were hiding from him and ate fruit from the tree. He was extremely angry at them and banished them
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