Adam and Eve in the Protestant Reformation

Author: Kathleen M. Crowther

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Bibles

Page: 293

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Explores the importance of stories about Adam and Eve in sixteenth-century German Lutheran areas.

The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe

Vernacular Translations and Adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae

Author: Brian Murdoch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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What happened to Adam and Eve after their expulsion from paradise? Where the biblical narrative fell silent apocryphal writings took up this intriguing question, notably including the Early Christian Latin text, the Life of Adam and Eve. This account describes the (failed) attempt of the couple to return to paradise by fasting whilst immersed in a river, and explores how they coped with new experiences such as childbirth and death. Brian Murdoch guides the reader through the many variant versions of the Life, demonstrating how it was also adapted into most western and some eastern European languages in the Middle Ages and beyond, constantly developing and changing along the way. The study considers this development of the apocryphal texts whilst presenting a fascinating insight into the flourishing medieval tradition of Adam and Eve. A tradition that the Reformation would largely curtail, stories from the Life were celebrated in European prose, verse and drama in many different languages from Irish to Russian.

Adam and Eve in the Armenian Tradition, Fifth through Seventeenth Centuries

Author: Michael E. Stone

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 764

View: 638

The Adam and Eve stories are a foundational myth in the Jewish and Christian worlds, and the way they were recounted reveals a great deal about those doing the retelling. How did the Armenians retell these stories? What values do these retellings express about men and women, their life in the world, sin and redemption? Presented here are twelve hundred years of Armenian telling of the Genesis 1–3 stories in an unparalleled collection of all significant narratives of Adam and Eve in Armenian literature—prose and poetry, homilies and commentaries, calendary and mathematical texts—from its inception in the fifth century to the seventeenth century. This seminal resource contributes to the lively current discussion of how biblical and apocryphal traditions were retold, embroidered, and transformed into the lenses through which the Bible itself was read.

Eve's Children

The Biblical Stories Retold and Interpreted in Jewish and Christian Traditions

Author: Gerard P. Luttikhuizen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 237

View: 817

Annotation Fifteen essays from biblical scholars consider the reception of the biblical stories of Cain, Abel, and Seth in various Jewish and Christian traditions. They examine early rewritings and interpretations of these stories both within mainstream and more marginal or sectarian groups. Three essays examine how the stories were re-used in modern fiction, including Steinbeck's . The papers were originally presented at a symposium held at the U. of Groningen in 2001. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

The Rape of Eve

The Transformation of Roman Ideology in Three Early Christian Retellings of Genesis

Author: Celene Lillie

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 924

Sex, violence, power, and redemption. In recent decades, scholars of New Testament and early Christian traditions have given new attention to the relationships between gender and imperial power in the Roman world. In this surprising work, Celene Lillie examines core passages from three Gnostic texts from Nag Hammadi, On the Origin of the World, The Reality of the Rulers, and the Secret Revelation of John, in which Eve is portrayed as having been humiliated by the cosmic powers, yet experiencing restoration. Lillie compares that pattern with Gnostic savior motifs concerning Jesus and Seth, then sets it in the broader context of Roman cosmogonic myths at play in imperial ideology. The Nag Hammadi texts, she argues, offer us a window into symbolic forms of Christian resistance to imperial ideology. This groundbreaking study highlights the importance of the Nag Hammadi writings for our fuller appreciation of the currents of Christian response to the Roman Empire and the culture of rape pervasive within it.

Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Author: Merriam-Webster, Inc

Publisher: Merriam-Webster

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 1260

View: 555

Describes authors, works, and literary terms from all eras and all parts of the world.

Jokes 102

Author: Alex Gall

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 300

View: 529

During your lifetime you will be meeting a lot of people in your extended journey and travels. The quickest and easiest way to make a favorable impression is to possess a quick, tactful and ready wit or possess a good sense of clean humor. A few examples may help. When discussing children, you can say, I gave my son a Spiderman costume as a gift and he said that he was Spiderman. I told him that he wasnt Spiderman, but I did not know how to get him off of the wall. Or, state trooper recruit to personnel manager: What kind of pay can I expect? Reply, I dont like to brag, but on this job you can write your own ticket. Or, a young lady dating a mortician said, Sometimes I dont think he knows that Im alive. Or, Doctor, when will I know something after my operation? Doctor Smoothy, That depends on what you knew before your operation. Or, two bees drank too much dandelion wine; they were not drunk but both of them had a buzz. Or, a different chicken joke based on that age old question, why did the chicken cross the road? Answer: She wanted to beat up a chicken who called her a dumb cluck. For now, enough is enough. If you want more humor of a similar questionable nature buy Jokes 102.

Milton's Ovidian Eve

Author: Mandy Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Milton's Ovidian Eve presents a fresh and thorough exploration of the classical allusions central to understanding Paradise Lost and to understanding Eve, one of Milton's most complex characters. Mandy Green demonstrates how Milton appropriates narrative structures, verbal echoes, and literary strategies from the Metamorphoses to create a subtle and evolving portrait of Eve. Each chapter examines a different aspect of Eve's mythological figurations. Green traces Eve's development through multiple critical lenses, influenced by theological, ecocritical, and feminist readings. Her analysis is gracefully situated between existing Milton scholarship and close textual readings, and is supported by learned references to seventeenth-century writing about women, the allegorical tradition of Ovidian commentary, hexameral literature, theological contexts and biblical iconography. This detailed scholarly treatment of Eve simultaneously illuminates our understanding of the character, establishes Milton's reading of Ovid as central to his poetic success, and provides a candid synthesis and reconciliation of earlier interpretations.

Finding Eve

Discover Your True Identity as a Daughter of God

Author: Rita Springer

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 267

Find your way to the heart of God, where you will discover all you need to fulfill His purposes for your life. In Genesis 3 the serpent came to Eve and within moments caused her to think she was lacking something. When she looked at the forbidden tree, she saw that it was pleasant to the eyes, good for food, and had the power to make one wise. Although she already possessed beauty, provision, and an intimate relationship with God, she thought she needed more. So she ate the fruit and lost the comfort and security of the garden because she doubted God. Many women today are falling into the same trap. We allow Satan to convince us we aren’t enough, when in fact we are already complete in Christ. Finding Eve follows Eve’s journey to find her way back to God’s heart and to discover her true identity as a daughter of God. This book is designed to encourage women who may be facing disappointment, the fallout from bad choices, or the pain of unfilled dreams. It will offer hope and equip them to be all they were intended to be in the kingdom of God.