Three thoughts from my first class (OT/NT Theology of Missions). You can respond to any of them. The last one, in particular, is my final thesis for my paper. I am comparing the Hebrew, Septuagint and Vulgate texts of Gen. 2-3. Any sources you are familiar with on this subject that would make this a better paper is welcome (I will give credit).
The Bible offers postmoderns, as it has past generations, a cogent and warmly genuine explanation, couched in human history, of the origins of evil and death, as well as rules for their limits and means to surmount.
We must be careful to not give a synthetic answer to the problems of Christianity and culture for the postmodern, i.e., take the good ideas from the spiritual culture around us, which is pagan, or use Greek categories and criteria, and fuse together as far as possible with Christianity.
Misinterpretations of the actual message of the Bible have marred its reputation to the extent that it is categorically dismissed, if considered at all, by most people today as offering any consolation to or substantive remediation of life’s problems.