The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought

The Death of Adam: Essays on Modern Thought

Marilynne Robinson


In this award-winning assortment, the bestselling writer of Gilead deals us alternative ways of puzzling over background, faith, and society. even if rescuing "Calvinism" and its author Jean Cauvin from the repressive "puritan" stereotype, or contemplating how the McGuffey readers have been encouraged by means of Midwestern abolitionists, or the divide among the Bible and Darwinism, Marilynne Robinson again and again sends her reader again to the first texts which are significant to the improvement of yank tradition yet little learn or said today.

A passionate and provocative occasion of rules, the outdated arts of civilization, and life's secret, The demise of Adam is, within the phrases of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., "a grand, sweeping, blazing, great, life-changing book."

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