The Death of Adam : Essays on Modern Thought
by Marilynne Robinson
Editor: Picador USA
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In this award-winning collection, the author of Gilead’s bestseller offers us other ways of thinking about history, religion and societyWhether saving “Calvinism” and its creator Jean Cauvin from the “puritan” repression stereotype, or considering how McGuffey’s readers were inspired by Midwest abolitionists, or dividing them between the Bible and Darwinism, Marilynne Robinson repeatedly sends her reader back to the primary of texts that are central to the development of American culture, but little reading or recognized todayA passionate and provocative celebrator of ideas, the ancient arts of civilization, and life is mystery, The Death of Adam is, in the words of Robert DRichardson, Jr, “a great, sweeping, brilliant, brilliant, changing book life”
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