Adam, Eve, and the Serpent: Sex and Politics in Early Christianity

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 5, 2011 - Religion - 224 pages
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Deepens and refreshes our view of early Christianity while casting a disturbing light on the evolution of the attitudes passed down to us.


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How did Christianity change from a movement proclaiming freedom and liberation to a movement announcing human enslavement to sin? And how was the story of Adam and Eve, interpreted widely and ... Read full review

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Contents

Christians Against the Roman Order
33
Gnostic Improvisations on Genesis
57
The Paradise of Virginity Regained
78
Epflogue
151
Index
177
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Elaine Pagels earned a B.A. in history and an M.A. in classical studies at Stanford, and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She is the author of "Adam, Eve, and the Serpent"; "The Origin of Satan"; and "The Gnostic Gospel"s, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award. She is currently the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Pagels lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband and children.

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