Bestselling author Elaine Pagels examines how the founders of the Christian church permanently revolutionized the meaning of sexuality.Bestselling author Elaine Pagels examines how the founders of the Christian church permanently revolutionized the meaning of sexuality.Hide synopsis
Description:New. No dust jacket as issued. Tight binding with clean tex....New. No dust jacket as issued. Tight binding with clean tex. First Vintage Books edition. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 224 p. Audience: General/trade. How did early Christians come to believe that sex was inherently sinful? When did the Fall of Adam become synonymous with the fall of all humanity? What turned Christianity from a dissent sect that championed the integrity of the individual and the idea of free will into the bulwark of a new imperial order with the central belief that human beings cannot choose not to sin? Elaine Pagels brilliantly answers these questions.
Description:Brand New. Paperback. Brand new, not a used item. Please no...Brand New. Paperback. Brand new, not a used item. Please no orders from Tennessee. Deepens and refreshes our view of early Christianity while casting a disturbing light on the evolution of the attitudes passed down to us."A stunning book...[that] refreshes our view of early Christianity."--Christian Science Monitor.
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