preadamite


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preadamite

(priːˈædəˌmaɪt)
n
1. a person who believes that there were people on earth before Adam
2. a person assumed to have lived before Adam
adj
of or relating to a preadamite
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My mother's younger sister, Aunt Else, who had moved to New York as early as '29, eking out a living as secretary-typist for Bosco Chocolate Powder, came home for a visit to Furth and brought my brother a Kodak, one of those preadamite things which yield eight pictures a roll, the numbers visible through circular reddish celluloid.
The nonlinear, meandering nature of Yeryomin's structures both records and creates the labyrinthine lines, scratches, and tunnels of a preadamite landscape.
See Livingstone, "The Preadamite Theory and the Marriage of Science and Religion," in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 82:3 (1992): 49.
The lectures were without incident until 1878, when Winchell published Adamites and Preadamites, and a Methodist newspaper in St.
The review of Adamites and Preadamites that was published in the Methodist Quarterly Review, though, actually drew on Darwin's theory of natural selection--and even its mechanism of happenstance--when attempting to defend Christianity from the implications of Alexander Winehell's ideas about Africans.
Summers, quoted in Alberstadt, "Alexander Winchell's Preadamites," 110.
An appendix dedicated to the preadamite theory embraced by the white supremacist Christian Identity movement brings the book to a startling close.
In this context, Alexander Winchell's Adamites and Preadamites (1878) provides a theological North Star by which others might navigate a path that harmonizes the natural sciences and the Bible.
Preadamites or A Demonstration of the Men Before Adam; Together with A Study of Their Condition, Antiquity, Racial Affinites; and Progressive Dispersion Over the Earth, (Chicago: S.
4) His stories and epics promote a syncretic account of "Universal History": a medieval Islamic tradition of writing history that relies on the genre of the romance narrative in order to tie together the mythic pasts of the preadamites and the descendants of Noah with the rise of Mohammed in the early seventh century.