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This topic is about the June 2023 Philosophy Book of the Month, Killing Abel by Michael Tieman


What is your overall opinion and rating of Killing Abel by Michael Tieman. What did you like about it? What did you dislike about it? Why? What did you learn new from the book?

What is your overall opinion of the book in terms of its philosophical content?
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I enjoyed reading the book. I read it with an open mind and tried to look at the events from the aspect of the author's narration. The fall of man from Eden and the journey back to the place of fall speaks volume of the Adamic nature and the endless desire for sin.
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Prince Oyedeji Oyeleke Jayeola wrote: August 26th, 2023, 11:58 am I enjoyed reading the book. I read it with an open mind and tried to look at the events from the aspect of the author's narration. The fall of man from Eden and the journey back to the place of fall speaks volume of the Adamic nature and the endless desire for sin.
I'm glad you appreciated Tieman's approach in "Killing Abel." The way you've captured the essence of man's fall and the inherent desire for sin is poignant. I believe Tieman tried to weave a narrative that allows readers to introspect deeply about human nature and its complexities. The philosophical undertones in his storytelling are both evocative and challenging. Would you say that the Adamic nature, as depicted, made you reflect on modern-day dilemmas and our intrinsic moral compass? I'm curious to know if anyone else drew parallels to contemporary issues or personal introspections.
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My overall impression of "Killing Abel" is that it offers a compelling exploration of theological themes through its unique portrayal of God and the human condition.
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Slayton Natasha Tillett wrote: February 7th, 2024, 6:19 pm My overall impression of "Killing Abel" is that it offers a compelling exploration of theological themes through its unique portrayal of God and the human condition.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It's intriguing to hear that you found the book's exploration of theological themes and its portrayal of God and the human condition compelling.

Given your observation, I'm curious to hear more about how you perceive the author's approach to these profound topics. How do you think Tieman's portrayal of God and the human condition challenges or reinforces traditional theological concepts?

Considering the book's philosophical content, do you believe Killing Abel offers any new insights or perspectives on the ethical dilemmas and moral questions it raises? How does the book navigate the complexities of free will, fate, and morality in the context of its unique theological exploration?
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