Adam, Eve, and the Serpent

Adam, Eve, and the Serpent

Sex and Politics in Early Christianity

By Elaine Pagels

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679722328, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 19, 1989


Deepens and refreshes our view of early Christianity while casting a disturbing light on the evolution of the attitudes passed down to us.

About the Author
Elaine Pagels earned a B.A. in history and an M.A. in classical studies at Stanford, and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She is the author of "Adam, Eve, and the Serpent"; "The Origin of Satan"; and "The Gnostic Gospel"s, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award. She is currently the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Pagels lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband and children.

Praise For Adam, Eve, and the Serpent

"A stunning book...[that] refreshes our view of early Christianity." --Christian Science Monitor