Adamites


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Adamites

various sects preaching a return to life before the fall. [Christian Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 8]
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Adam and the Adamite, or the Harmony Between Scripture and Ethnology, (London: Richard Bentley), 1868.
En plus des Adamites et des Freres et Soeurs du Libre Esprit, les anabaptistes, mouvement religieux forme a la suite de la dechirure produite par les idees de la Reforme, se sont montres, en tant qu' "heritiers directs" des sectes heretiques, tout autant desireux de "restaurer l'egalite et la communaute de vie anterieure au peche" (40).
Sadly, the Adamites died out centuries ago (having prayed themselves to exhaustion), and their disappearance reminds me of the mythical wibbly-wobbly bird, whose foreskin was connected to its eyelids.
The best example is the Taborite Adamites who wanted to draw the early communist ideals out to their logical conclusion.
Instead of thinking in terms of regression from a golden to an iron age, the narrator proposes we think of paradise as the present in which we live, since any speculation of the no-longer or the not-yet destroys the enjoyment of the here and now, where the Middle Ages placed the sensual pleasures of the Adamites and modern restaurants serve up "Paradise chops.
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.
Again, for generations, this base metal mine produced tons of specimens of which the best known are its wonderful adamites.
He assumes that only Adam and Eve were created "in God's image," and only Adamites were "capable of achieving God's kingdom," whereas non-Adamites only obtain this accountability through hearing the biblical message, and their participation in God's image depends on faith in the Messiah.
For example, his collection contained more than 60 Charcas danburites, 120 Mapimi adamites, and 90 Naica fluorites.
That book, Adamites and Pre-Adamites, was published in 1878, yet Winchell had come out as a proponent of evolution nearly four years earlier, when he published a book called The Doctrine of Evolution.
Some other random observations: There are many more adamites from Laurium, Greece than from Mapimi (only one).
The new adamites were displayed center-stage and everyone enjoyed seeing such a wonderful difference in an always popular mineral.