FOURTH INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM ON JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHAL LITERATURES
The Life of Adam and Eve and Adamic Traditions
7-10 janvier 2014 – January 7th-10th, 2014
Lausanne – Genève
About the Colloquium
1.1. At the origin of the project, the Life of Adam and Eve will be questioned from various perspectives: what are the different recensions and how do they relate? Is the work originally Jewish or Christian? How was it transmitted, interpreted and reused?
1.2. The Life of Adam and Eve belongs to a larger corpus of texts and traditions related to the protoplasts, in different languages and cultural areas. Where, when and how did these other texts and traditions originate, survive and change? What have been their functions?
The Life of Adam and Eve conveys a wide range of themes, such as paradise, Satan, reflections on the origin of evil, Adam’s ultimate fate, mysteries revealed to Adam, human birth, food, relationship of man with animals, physical suffering, death, etc.
The Colloquium is hoped to foster the understanding of the mental, cultural and religious representations found in the Adamic texts and traditions by exploiting a diversified range of knowledge (anthropology, philosophy, history of mentalities, history of social practices).