skip to content
Adam's ancestors : race, religion, and the politics of human origins Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Adam's ancestors : race, religion, and the politics of human origins

Author: David N Livingstone
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2008.
Series: Medicine, science, and religion in historical context.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Although the idea that all human beings are descended from Adam is a long standing conviction in the West, another version of this narrative exists - humans inhabited the Earth before, or alongside, Adam, and their descendants still occupy the planet. This book traces the history of and debates surrounding the idea of non-Adamic humanity.
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David N Livingstone
ISBN: 9780801888137 0801888131
OCLC Number: 166290627
Description: x, 301 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Beginnings : questioning the mosaic record --
Heresy : Isaac La Peyrère and the pre-Adamite scandal --
Polity : the cultural politics of the Adamic narrative --
Apologetics : pre-Adamism and the harmony of science and religion --
Anthropology : Adam, Adamites, and the science of ethnology --
Ancestors : evolution and the birth of Adam --
Bloodlines : pre-Adamism and the politics of racial supremacy --
Shadows : the continuing legacy of pre-Adamite discourse --
Dimensions : concluding reflections.
Series Title: Medicine, science, and religion in historical context.
Responsibility: David N. Livingstone.

Abstract:

Although the idea that human beings are descended from Adam is a long-standing conviction in the West, another version of this narrative exists: human beings inhabited the Earth before, or alongside,  Read more...
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

As David Livingstone shows in this fascinating book, which carefully traces the history of speculations about Adam's ancestors, debates about human origins have always had, and continue to have, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.