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A Tale of Two Adams

October 14, 2011
A Tale of Two Adams

Not everyone knows this, but the first two chapters of Genesis tell two different stories about the creation of humanity. In his theological masterpiece Lonely Man of Faith, Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik constructs two ideal human types based on the character of Adam in these two stories. The first, Adam I, aims to “subdue the…

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