Adam and Eve in Seventeenth-Century Thought by Philip C. AlmondAdam and Eve in Seventeenth-Century Thought by Philip C. Almond

Adam and Eve in Seventeenth-Century Thought

byPhilip C. Almond

Paperback | November 27, 2008

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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.
Title:Adam and Eve in Seventeenth-Century ThoughtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:November 27, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521090849

ISBN - 13:9780521090841


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The origin of man; 2. The perfection of man; 3. The quest for paradise; 4. Animalia; 5. Adam's rib; 6. The fall; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

"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