Dragon and the Garden

Dragon and the Garden

The Old Stories
by N. D. Wilson, Peter Bentley (Illustrator)
Publisher: Canon Press
Hardcover, 31 pages
Price: $14.00

The Dragon and the Garden tells a version of the Garden of Eden story similar to the one found in Milton's Paradise Lost—Adam and Eve are not tempted simultaneously, and Adam eats the fruit because he thinks he's failed his job as protector and wants to die if Eve is going to die. The tempting serpent is interpreted in a traditionally medieval way, as a celestial dragon rather than an earthly snake.

We'd like to clarify that this is not exactly what N.D. Wilson actually believes about the Eden story, and he fleshes that out more thoroughly in his book Death by Living. However, some of his ideas are certainly influenced by Milton as demonstrated here. 

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