The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought


SKU: 9780312425326 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Picador USA
Product ID: 708547


In this award-winning collection, the bestselling author of Gilead offers us other ways of thinking about history, religion, and society. Whether rescuing Calvinism and its creator Jean Cauvin from the repressive puritan stereotype, or considering how the McGuffey readers were inspired by Midwestern abolitionists, or the divide between the Bible and Darwinism, Marilynne Robinson repeatedly sends her reader back to the primary texts that are central to the development of American culture but little read or acknowledged today.

A passionate and provocative celebration of ideas, the old arts of civilization, and life’s mystery, The Death of Adam is, in the words of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., a grand, sweeping, blazing, brilliant, life-changing book.

ISBN: 9780312425326
Publisher: Picador USA
Pub Date: 11/2005
Format: Paperback
Weight: 0.54lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.90w x 0.71d

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Weight 0.54 lbs
Dimensions 8.10 × 5.90 × 0.71 in