Eve and Adam
Author: Kristen E. Kvam, Linda S. Schearing, Valarie H. Ziegler, Valarie Ziegler
Publisher: Indiana University Press
This anthology surveys more than 2,000 years of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim commentary and debate on the biblical story that continues to raise questions about what it means to be a man or to be a woman.
Eve and Adam
Author: Katherine Applegate, Michael Grant
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
In the beginning, there was an apple – And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker's head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother's research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal. Just when Eve thinks she will die – not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy. Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect . . . won't he?
Secular and religious thinkers agree: the sexual revolution is one of the most important milestones in human history. Perhaps nothing has changed life for so many, so fast, as the severing of sex and procreation. But what has been the result? This ground-breaking book by noted essayist and author Mary Eberstadt contends that sexual freedom has paradoxically produced widespread discontent. Drawing on sociologists Pitirim Sorokin, Carle Zimmerman, and others; philosopher G.E.M. Anscombe and novelist Tom Wolfe; and a host of feminists, food writers, musicians, and other voices from across today's popular culture, Eberstadt makes her contrarian case with an impressive array of evidence. Her chapters range across academic disciplines and include supporting evidence from contemporary literature and music, women's studies, college memoirs, dietary guides, advertisements, television shows, and films. Adam and Eve after the Pill examines as no book has before the seismic social changes caused by the sexual revolution. In examining human behavior in the post-liberation world, Eberstadt provocatively asks: Is food the new sex? Is pornography the new tobacco? Adam and Eve after the Pill will change the way readers view the paradoxical impact of the sexual revolution on ideas, morals, and humanity itself.
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.
Stephen Greenblatt—Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World—investigates the life of one of humankind’s greatest stories. Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve explores the enduring story of humanity’s first parents. Comprising only a few ancient verses, the story of Adam and Eve has served as a mirror in which we seem to glimpse the whole, long history of our fears and desires, as both a hymn to human responsibility and a dark fable about human wretchedness. Tracking the tale into the deep past, Greenblatt uncovers the tremendous theological, artistic, and cultural investment over centuries that made these fictional figures so profoundly resonant in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim worlds and, finally, so very “real” to millions of people even in the present. With the uncanny brilliance he previously brought to his depictions of William Shakespeare and Poggio Bracciolini (the humanist monk who is the protagonist of The Swerve), Greenblatt explores the intensely personal engagement of Augustine, Dürer, and Milton in this mammoth project of collective creation, while he also limns the diversity of the story’s offspring: rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature. The biblical origin story, Greenblatt argues, is a model for what the humanities still have to offer: not the scientific nature of things, but rather a deep encounter with problems that have gripped our species for as long as we can recall and that continue to fascinate and trouble us today.
No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you a father of many nations' (Genesis: 17:5, NKJV). The Bible doesn't instruct us on how we should name our children, but it does make clear that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob uses names for blessings. Join author David Brown in investigating why names are important. A is for Adam, E is for Eve includes over 100 namesakes, providing pronunciations, the meaning behind each name, special biblical achievements of each person listed, Scripture references, and a brief description of each man or woman mentioned. If you're having trouble deciding on a name, let A is for Adam, E is for Eve help guide you in the right direction.
The First Book of Adam and Eve details the life and times of Adam and Eve after they were expelled from the garden to the time that Cain kills his brother Abel. It tells of Adam and Eve's first dwelling—the Cave of Treasures; their trials and temptations; Satan's many apparitions to them; the birth of Cain, Abel, and their twin sisters; and Cain's love for his beautiful twin sister, Luluwa, whom Adam and Eve wished to join to Abel. This book is considered by many scholars to be part of the "Pseudepigrapha" (soo-duh-pig-ruh-fuh). The "Pseudepigrapha" is a collection of historical biblical works that are considered to be fiction. Because of that stigma, this book was not included in the compilation of the Holy Bible. This book is a written history of what happened in the days of Adam and Eve after they were cast out of the garden. Although considered to be pseudepigraphic by some, it carries significant meaning and insight into events of that time. It is doubtful that these writings could have survived all the many centuries if there were no substance to them. This book is simply a version of an account handed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation, linking the time that the first human life was created to the time when somebody finally decided to write it down. This particular version is the work of unknown Egyptians. The lack of historical allusion makes it difficult to precisely date the writing, however, using other pseudepigraphical works as a reference, it was probably written a few hundred years before the birth of Christ. Parts of this version are found in the Jewish Talmud, and the Islamic Koran, showing what a vital role it played in the original literature of human wisdom. The Egyptian author wrote in Arabic, but later translations were found written in Ethiopic. The present English translation was translated in the late 1800's by Dr. S. C. Malan and Dr. E. Trumpp. They translated into King James English from both the Arabic version and the Ethiopic version which was then published in The Forgotten Books of Eden in 1927 by The World Publishing Company. In 1995, the text was extracted from a copy of The Forgotten Books of Eden and converted to electronic form by Dennis Hawkins. It was then translated into more modern English by simply exchanging 'Thou' s for 'You's, 'Art's for 'Are's, and so forth. The text was then carefully re-read to ensure its integrity.
Adam and Eve's First Sunset
Author: Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, Joani Keller Rothenberg
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
The award-winning author of "God's Paintbrush" explores fear and hope, faith and gratitude in a way that kids will understand. As Adam and Eve enjoy their first day on Earth, the sky grows darker and the sun sinks below the mountains. With the onset of their first sunset, Adam and Eve have their first test of hope and faith in God's goodness and protection. Full color.
This volume is the first publication of 19 previously unpublished Armenian compositions about Adam and Eve. The Armenian texts are accompanied by translations, introductions and commentaries, in which their roots in more ancient Jewish and Christian literature are explored.
Adam & Eve & Pinch Me
Author: A. E. Coppard
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Adam & Eve & Pinch Me is a collection of short stories written by Alfred Edgar Coppard and originally published in 1946. This book comprises A lovely selection of compelling and unusual stories concerning the strange – and sometimes supernatural – experiences of ordinary people, highlighting the proximity of the material and spiritual words in masterful prose sure to appeal to those with an interest in strange and uncanny fiction. The stories contained herein include: Marching to Zion, Dusky Ruth, Weep not my Wanton, Piffingcap,The King of The World, Adam & Eve & Pinch Me, The Princess of Kingdom Gone,Communion, The Quiet Woman, The Trumpeters, The Angel & The Sweep, and Arabesque: The Mouse. A wonderful addition to any bookshelf, this antique book is well worth a read and constitutes a must-have for fans and collectors of Coppard's prolific work. Alfred Edgar Coppard (1878 – 1957) was an English writer and poet, most famous for his accomplishments as a short story writer. We are proud to republish this book here complete with a new introductory biography of the author.
Featuring the work of one of Mexico's most important and influential of modern poets, this poetry collection is presented in both Spanish and English.
With a unique, tongue-in-cheek approach, Moses of Old Testament fame lets us in on a well-kept secret: Adam and Eve had the same marital troubles the rest of us deal with! God Himself counseled the couple through the stages of marriage - from infatuation and courtship to old age and the death of a spouse. The lessons Adam and Eve learned can be applied to every marriage. As Moses says, "I'm sure you're dying to learn . . . the incredible secrets of success . . . and how the first married couple survived nine hundred and thirty years of marriage." Now, Moses reveals that God is upset with the state of marriage today. He tackles the affect these words from scripture have had: "and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee." Knowing that both women and men have suffered in their relationships and happiness because of this "law," he gives Moses the charge to "give this and future generations the Spousal Golden Rule." Told with humorous asides by Moses, Even Adam and Eve Needed a Marriage Counselor: Moses Tells All, reveals how marriage can become what God desires it to be.