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Eve and Adam: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender (Electronic book text)
Eve and Adam: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender (Electronic book text): Kristen E. Kvam
Eve and Adam: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender (Electronic book text): Kristen E. Kvam

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Eve and Adam: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Readings on Genesis and Gender (Electronic book text)

Kristen E. Kvam

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No other text has affected women in the western world as much as the story of Eve and Adam. The story has engendered countless commentaries, has been used to argue the 'fallen' nature of humankind or to explain or exploit relations between the sexes, and has played a key role in justifying the ways of God toward man and woman. This remarkable anthology surveys more than 2,000 years of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim commentary on the biblical story that continues to raise fundamental questions about what it means to be a man or to be a woman.The selections range widely from early post biblical interpretations in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha to three commentaries written especially for this volume. The editors have included early rabbinic texts, interpretations from the New Testament, and commentaries from the Church Fathers. There are excerpts from the Quran, from medieval Jewish commentaries, from Thomas Aquinas and other later figures, as well as representative texts of the Protestant Reformation. One section focuses on nineteenth-century America and the antebellum debate on slavery, the struggle for women's equality, and new religious movements such as Shakerism and Christian Science. Twentieth century texts from all three traditions conclude the volume. A special appendix focuses on race and Genesis 1-3 at the turn of the new millennium.The tale told through these texts is a remarkable one of the hold the story of Eve and Adam has had on the western imagination. The editors note that though the biblical account has been invoked throughout history to justify all manner of oppression, there is an equally rich tradition of egalitarian interpretation, well-represented in this book. Far from a collection of lifeless, historical documents, these texts are lively representatives of a debate that continues to animate men and women to this day.

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Imprint: Indiana University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 1999
Editors: Kristen E. Kvam
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 515
ISBN-13: 978-1-282-06299-3
Barcode: 9781282062993
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > The Bible > Biblical studies, criticism & exegesis
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > The Bible > Biblical studies, criticism & exegesis
Books > Christianity > The Bible > Biblical studies, criticism & exegesis
LSN: 1-282-06299-9

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