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Adam and Eve: Though He Knew Better

Adam and Eve Though He Knew Better God made man like Himself lonely The animals had mates but man had a soul God admired this distinction but man at that time did not Man tried to make friends with the animals but a day came when

  • Title: Adam and Eve: Though He Knew Better
  • Author: John Erskine
  • ISBN: 9780766170544
  • Page: 261
  • Format: Paperback
  • God made man, like Himself, lonely The animals had mates, but man had a soul God admired this distinction, but man at that time did not Man tried to make friends with the animals, but a day came when the divine loneliness could not be endured, so God made Lilith, the most seductive body of a woman the oldest poets remembers However Lilith had no soul, then God createdGod made man, like Himself, lonely The animals had mates, but man had a soul God admired this distinction, but man at that time did not Man tried to make friends with the animals, but a day came when the divine loneliness could not be endured, so God made Lilith, the most seductive body of a woman the oldest poets remembers However Lilith had no soul, then God created Eve and divided the one soul between them Not the addition Adam asked for, but division Contents the animals Lilith paradise Eve fall of man.

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    1. John Erskine

      John Erskine October 5, 1879 June 2, 1951 was an American educator and author, pianist and composer He was first an English professor at Amherst College from 1903 to 1909, followed by Columbia University from 1909 and 1937, during his tenure he formulated the General Honors Course, which later founded the influential Great Books movement He published over 100 books, novel, criticism, essays including his most important essay, The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent 1915.

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    1. Rating: 3.75* of fiveThe Book Report: The story of Humanity, its divine origins and willful fall into mere mortal status, from the point of view of Adam. Detailing the relationships Adam has with God, Lilith, and Eve, the story expands upon the Biblical account to portray the ages and stages of a man's journey to adulthood. The parable ends with the birth of Cain, and we all know how THAT turned out.My Review: Lilith, poor lamb, doesn't come across too well in this explanation of why Mankind is [...]


    2. It's not often that I get to sit down and read a beautiful hardcover from 1927. I quickly fell in love with the rustic appearance of the book, and wanted to discover what Erskine's take on Adam and Eve was. The story was a secular, obviously fictional, depiction of the rise and fall of man. It is broken into 5 major sections, each of which is further divided into smaller subsections. It was a quick read, and I found it very refreshing and enjoyable. One of the best books I've read in a long time [...]


    3. Why is Erskine completely forgotten? Actually, there appears to have been a paperback reprint of this one in 2003, but it went out of print right away. Anyway, he's warm, witty, wise, philosophical and readable Adam and Eve, like The Private Life of Helen of Troy, is a novel of ideas, and of a whole lot of talk -- clearly Erskine was influenced by G. B. Shaw, and if he's not on the level of Shaw at his best, he's not far under. As with Shaw, the talk is good.This came off my grandmother's booksh [...]


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