Book of the Month: Adam and Eve after the Pill, Revisited

Mar 26, 2023 | Praxis Circle, Review

Adam and Eve After the Pill, Revisited (2023) is a totally different book than the one PC Contributor Mary Eberstadt wrote entitled, yes, Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution (2012). In fact, they are literally and beautifully constructed “bookends” as she describes in our last post, with Adam and Eve #1 looking at the micro and Adam and Eve #2 looking at the macro.

And why not repeat the title? It’s a great one with one heck of a book cover: see that serpent crawling over the top?

Before proceeding I must issue a trigger warning: there are those here in the PC studios who have a fascination for Eve bordering pure obsession. We have also featured her in many posts (like this one), and all it takes is looking up the search term “Eve” on our blog to read all the others.

Why deny that Eve, “the mother of all living” (Genesis 3:20), isn’t something else? We argue it’s healthy and downright All-American. Moreover, placing Adam aside in the timeout chair (which is where he belongs after his lame and unintentionally hilarious answer about whose fault the apple was), I have come to the conclusion that Catholic women, descending directly from Eve, are really, really cool.

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