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Adam, Eve, and the serpent

Pagels, Elaine H., 1943-

New York : Vintage Books, 1989, c1988.

xxviii, 189 p. ; 20 cm.

Deepens and refreshes our view of early Christianity while casting a disturbing light on the evolution of the attitudes passed down to us. How did the early Christians come to believe that sex was inherently sinful? When did the Fall of Adam become synonymous with the fall of humanity? What turned Christianity from a dissident sect that championed the integrity of the individual and the idea of free will into the bulwark of a new imperial order--with the central belief that human beings cannot not choose to sin? In this provocative masterpiece of historical scholarship Elaine Pagels re-creates the controversies that racked the early church as it confronted the riddles of sexuality, freedom, and sin as embodied in the story of Genesis. And she shows how what was once heresy came to shape our own attitudes toward the body and the soul.


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LC Call No:

BS2545.S36 P34 1989

Dewey Class No:

241/.66/09015 20


Pagels, Elaine H., 1943-


Adam, Eve, and the serpent / Elaine Pagels.


1st Vintage Books ed.


New York : Vintage Books, 1989, c1988.


xxviii, 189 p. ; 20 cm.


Reprint. Originally published: New York : Random House, 1988.


Includes index.


Bibliography: p. 155-175.


Bible. N.T.--Criticism, interpretation, etc.


Sex--Biblical teaching.


Sex--Religious aspects--Christianity--History of doctrines--Early church, ca. 30-600.

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