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Eve and Adam : Jewish, Christian, and Muslim readings on Genesis and gender

Author: Kristen E Kvam; Linda S Schearing; Valarie H Ziegler
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999.
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A reader on the 2,000-year-old debate about the meaning of the story of Adam and Eve.

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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eve and Adam.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)707194130
Named Person: Eve, (Biblical figure); Adam, (Biblical figure); Genesis; Adam; Eva
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristen E Kvam; Linda S Schearing; Valarie H Ziegler
ISBN: 025333490X 9780253334909 0253212715 9780253212719
OCLC Number: 39747799
Description: xviii, 515 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. Hebrew Bible accounts --
Genesis: selections and commentary --
Chapter 2. Jewish postbiblical interpretation (200s BCE-200 CE) --
Apocrypha (Deuterocanon) and Pseudepigrapha --
Jewish philosophers and historians --
Chapter 3. Rabbinic interpretations (200-600s CE) --
Midrash and Talmud --
Targums --
Chapter 4. Early Christian interpretations (50-450 CE) --
New Testament --
Extracanonical sources --
Church fathers --
Chapter 5. Medieval readings: Muslim, Jewish, and Christian (600-1500 CE) --
Islam --
Judaism --
Christianity --
Chapter 6. Interpretations from the Protestant Reformation (1517-1700 CE) --
Five Reformation thinkers --
Chapter 7. Social applications in the United States (1800s CE) --
Antebellum debates on household hierarchies: proslavery and antislavery views --
Women make the case for equality --
New religious movements on gender relations --
Chapter 8. Twentieth-century readings: the debate continues --
Hierarchical interpretations --
Egalitarian interpretations --
Appendix. The preadamite theory and the Christian identity movement: race, hierarchy, and Genesis 1-3 at the turn of the millennium --
Nineteenth-century preadamite approaches --
Genesis and white supremacy in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: edited by Kristen E. Kvam, Linda S. Schearing, and Valarie H. Ziegler.

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