Adam and Eve in seventeenth-century thought

Almond, Philip C. Adam and Eve in seventeenth-century thought Print on demand ed. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Author Almond, Philip C.
Title Adam and Eve in seventeenth-century thought
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Publication year 2008
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status
Edition Print on demand
ISBN 0521090849
Language eng
Total number of pages 249
Collection year 2009
Subjects A4
220209 History of Ideas
220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Abstract/Summary 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.
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes First published 1999. This is the digitally printed 2008 version.

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