The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

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Tracking the tale into the deep past, Greenblatt uncovers the tremendous theological, artistic, and cultural investment over centuries that made these fictional figures so profoundly resonant in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim worlds and, finally, so very {28}real
The biblical origin story, Greenblatt argues, is a model for what the humanities still have to offer: not the scientific nature of things, but rather a deep encounter with problems that have gripped our species for as long as we can recall and that continue to fascinate and trouble us today.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780393240801
Branch Call Number: 222.1109 ADAM GREEN
Characteristics: 419 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Dec 03, 2017

An interesting read, and an erudite explanation of why a part of our body politic clings to the literal meaning of the 1,000 times translated version of an English language bible and the powerful forces that want them to. It is fascinating that this argument has been going on since the twelfth or thirteenth centuries. And amazing that a young woman who was born lame and then sent of to a convent at age 7 later wrote perhaps the first female tirade against the male patriarchy and the lie of religious power.

Oct 23, 2017

Adam and Eve, Fictional figures? This book must not be based on truth. God's word is.

debwalker Aug 09, 2017

How and why the story of Adam and Eve had such a powerful impact on Western culture. At a time when intellectual curiousity is disparaged at the highest levels, this is powerful.


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