In the midst of the garden of Eden stood two trees. To partake of one would bring life eternal. The other would bring a certain form of knowledge that, while giving the appearance of wisdom, would unleash the curse of death upon all of God’s creation. Most are familiar with the story and its cataclysmic consequences. But few see the extent to which this motif of the tree of knowledge still stands, both spiritually and culturally, as the axis around which all of human civilization revolves.
This study takes an eye-opening look at the roots and mythic nature of modernity and the underlying (yet largely unexamined) assumptions that frame the ways in which we think and relate to the world around us. By peeling back the mask of an illusory freedom and a faith in human progress that has for centuries led only to greater fragmentation, enslavement and isolation, Two Trees helps light the pathway back toward the tree of life in the garden of God.