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Adam and Eve in Seventeenth-Century Thought

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  • This book offers a fascinating account of the central myth of Western culture - the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Philip Almond examines the way in which the gaps, hints and illusions within this biblical story were filled out in seventeenth-century English thought. At this time, the Bible formed a fundamental basis for studies in all subjects, and influenced greatly the way that people understood the world. Drawing extensively on primary sources he covers subjects as diverse as theology, history, philosophy, botany, language, anthropology, geology, vegetarianism, and women. He demonstrates the way in which the story of Adam and Eve was the fulcrum around which moved lively discussions on topics such as the place and nature of Paradise, the date of creation, the nature of Adamic language, the origins of the American Indians, agrarian communism, and the necessity and meaning of love, labour and marriage.

    • The first comprehensive account of the role of Adam and Eve in the cultural and intellectual life of seventeenth-century England
    • A contribution to the history of the myth of Adam and Eve, and the Western reception of the Bible generally
    • An insight into modern discussions on issues such as animal rights, the environment, the nature of the human, the relation between the sexes, and the nature of good and evil
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    "Sources as diverse as theology, botany, geology, and vegetarianism contribute to this study of the way the story of the Garden of Eden was treated in seventeenth-century English thought." Interpretation

    "In Adam and Eve, Australian theologian Philip Almond weaves a rich tapestry of seventeenth-century British discussion about the first chapters of Genesis." Books and Culture

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511825699
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from
  • Table of Contents

    1. The origin of man
    2. The perfection of man
    3. The quest for paradise
    4. Animalia
    5. Adam's rib
    6. The fall

  • Author

    Philip C. Almond, University of Queensland

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