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Death of Adam, the (1998) [Textbook]
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In these ten essays, Marilynne Robinson brilliantly addresses subjects that have become the territory of specialists -- religion, history, the state of society. The writing is "contrarian in method and spirit," as she states in her introduction, but "Who can imagine how the things we call ideas live in the world, or how they change, or how they perish, or how they can be renewed?"

In the tradition of nineteenth-century novelists who turned to the essay, Marilynne Robinson offers a beautiful and authoritative approach to refining the ideas our culture has handed down to us. Whether considering how the McGuffey readers were inspired by Midwestern abolitionists; how Creationism, "long owned by the Religious Right," has spurred on contemporary Darwinism; or how John Calvin, who was a Frenchman in Geneva, points to America's continental origins, Robinson writes meticulously and with great conviction. Her essays are filled with the excitement of discovery.

    Contents:

  • Darwinism
  • Facing Reality
  • Family
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • McGuffey and the Abolitionists
  • Puritans and Prigs
  • Marguerite de Navarre
  • Marguerite de Navarre, Part II
  • Psalm Eight
  • Wilderness

Original title: The Death of Adam
Original languages: English

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Death of Adam, the (1998)
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Language: English

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Death of Adam, the (October 13, 2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9780312425326
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.1 x 0.9 in
Pages: 280

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Death of Adam, the (January 14, 2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780618002061
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.6 in
Pages: 254

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Death of Adam, the (September 30, 1998)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN: 9780395926925
Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.6 x 1.1 in
Pages: 254

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