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Author Giberson, Karl, author.

Title Saving the original sinner : how Christians have used the Bible's first man to oppress, inspire, and make sense of the world / Karl W. Giberson.

Publication Info. Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    222.11 GIB    Available
Description ix, 212 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-203) and index.
Contents Introduction: Our common ancestor -- First man or first Jew? The mysterious patriarch of the tribe of Israel -- The two essential Adams of the apostle Paul -- The Devil made them do it : Adam's free choice, and ours -- The original sinner : Augustine's attack on Adam as "everyman" -- The late middle ages : Adam everywhere -- The origin of Mrs. Cain (and the posse that chased her husband) -- The first man and the first minute : Adam and the age of the Earth -- Too many Adams or none at all? -- Mark of Cain, curse of Ham : is God a racist? -- The creationist über-Adam : why the first son could marry his sister -- Science, antiscience and the extinction of Adam -- Conclusion: Wishful thinking? We are all original sinners.
Subject Adam (Biblical figure) -- Influence.
Bible. Genesis, I-III -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History.
Christianity -- Influence.
Theology, Doctrinal.
Religion and science.
Sin -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
ISBN 9780807012512 hardcover alkaline paper
0807012513 hardcover alkaline paper
9780807012529 electronic book

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