The Call of Wisdom/The Voice of the Serpent: A Canonical Approach to the Tree of Knowledge

Nicholas John Ansell

Is biblical wisdom the art of hearing the "voice" of creation as the voice of God? Or was God's revelation countered by temptation and deception from the very beginning? In this essay, Nik Ansell suggests that a "canonical" appreciation of the serpent of Genesis helps us discern the human origin and cosmic nature of evil in a way that is missed by most popular and scholarly approaches to the Bible. Formerly a sessional lecturer in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at the University of Bristol, England, Nik Ansell is now lecturer in Theology at The King's University College, Edmonton.

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