Adam, Eve, and the Serpent by Elaine Pagels (w/Jacket!) 1988

Adam, Eve, and the Serpent by Elaine Pagels (w/Jacket!) 1988

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Adam, Eve, and the Serpent. By Elaine Pagels, Random House, 1988.

 

Body, Mind & Spirit

ISBN: 0394521404

 

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?

 

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.

 

Hardcover book in nice condition with very light wear. The jacket has just light wear.