The Faces of Eve

A detail from the painting 'Adam and Eve' by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1533.

A detail from the painting 'Adam and Eve' by Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1533.


She represents the first woman on earth in Christian and Judaic traditions. In Islam she's known as Hawwa. To many, she's the thoughtless vixen who tempted man away from God. But a closer look shows a daring champion of human ingenuity and equality. Nicola Luksic explores the mystique of the woman so many claim to understand.

Participants in the show:

Ronna Burger, Philosophy professor at Tulane University, New Orleans.

Ingrid Mattson, chair of Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario, and the former president of the Islamic Society of North America.

Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg, Torah scholar and lecturer.

Valarie Ziegler, Religious Studies professor at DePauw University, Indiana.

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