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Eve, the history of an idea

Author: John A Phillips
Publisher: San Francisco : Harper & Row, ©1984.
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This study examines Eve as a prototype in religion, mythology, art, history, and literature, finding in the vagaries of the evolving story of the first woman the key to Western attitudes toward all women through the centuries. By showing just what the image of "the Mother of All the Living" has suffered at the hands of "the shapers of the Eve tradition," J.A. Phillips reveals the essential attitudes toward women  Read more...
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Phillips, John A.
Eve, the history of an idea.
San Francisco : Harper & Row, ©1984
(OCoLC)559954875
Named Person: Eve, (Biblical figure); Eve, (Biblical figure); Eva.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Phillips
ISBN: 0060665521 9780060665524
OCLC Number: 10146698
Notes: Spine title: Eve.
Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 200 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Creation. The mother of all the living ; Pandora : the sorrow to men who eat bread ; The lady of the rib ; The serpent-mother --
pt. 2: Fall. The devil's gateway ; "Mother incest so familiar to us" --
pt. 3: Expiation. "A nail driven into the wall" ; The eschatological woman --
pt. 4: Redemption. The second Eve ; The countertradition : heretical Eves ; Retrospect and prospect : Eve and the death of God.
Other Titles: Eve.
Responsibility: John A. Phillips.

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This study examines Eve as a prototype in religion, mythology, art, history, and literature, finding in the vagaries of the evolving story of the first woman the key to Western attitudes toward all women through the centuries. By showing just what the image of "the Mother of All the Living" has suffered at the hands of "the shapers of the Eve tradition," J.A. Phillips reveals the essential attitudes toward women that are our heritage.--From publisher description.

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