Adam and Eve in the Protestant Reformation

by Kathleen M. Crowther

Cambridge University Press | October 11, 2010 | Hardcover

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The story of Adam and Eve, ubiquitous in the art and literature of the period, played a central role in the religious controversies of sixteenth-century Europe. This is the first book to explore the variety and circulation of stories about Adam and Eve in German Lutheran areas and to analyze their place in the construction of Lutheran culture and identity. Kathleen M. Crowther examines Lutheran versions of the story of Adam and Eve in a variety of sources, including bibles, commentaries, devotional tracts, sermons, plays, poems, medical and natural history texts, and woodcut images. Her research identifies how Lutheran storytellers differentiated their unique versions of the story from those of their medieval predecessors and their Catholic and Calvinist contemporaries. She also explores the appeal of the story of Adam and Eve to Lutherans as a means to define, defend, and disseminate their distinctive views on human nature, original sin, salvation, marriage, family, gender relations, and social order.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 in

Published: October 11, 2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521192366

ISBN - 13: 9780521192361

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Adam and Eve in the Protestant Reformation

by Kathleen M. Crowther

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 in

Published: October 11, 2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521192366

ISBN - 13: 9780521192361

About the Book

This book explores the importance of stories about Adam and Eve in sixteenth-century German Lutheran areas and analyze their place in the construction of Lutheran culture and identity.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Adam and Eve in the Reformation; 2. In His image and likeness; 3. Framing Eve; 4. Gender and generation; 5. The book of nature; 6. The children of Adam and Eve; Conclusion.

From the Publisher

The story of Adam and Eve, ubiquitous in the art and literature of the period, played a central role in the religious controversies of sixteenth-century Europe. This is the first book to explore the variety and circulation of stories about Adam and Eve in German Lutheran areas and to analyze their place in the construction of Lutheran culture and identity. Kathleen M. Crowther examines Lutheran versions of the story of Adam and Eve in a variety of sources, including bibles, commentaries, devotional tracts, sermons, plays, poems, medical and natural history texts, and woodcut images. Her research identifies how Lutheran storytellers differentiated their unique versions of the story from those of their medieval predecessors and their Catholic and Calvinist contemporaries. She also explores the appeal of the story of Adam and Eve to Lutherans as a means to define, defend, and disseminate their distinctive views on human nature, original sin, salvation, marriage, family, gender relations, and social order.

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"A well-written, thoughtful book. Recommended." -Choice
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