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The Evolution of Adam

Peter Enns
The Evolution of Adam
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The Evolution of Adam

Peter Enns

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Can Christianity and evolution coexist? Traditional Christian teaching presents Jesus as reversing the effects of the fall of Adam. However, an evolutionary view of beginnings doesn't allow for a historical Adam, making evolution seem incompatible with what Genesis and the apostle Paul say about him. For Christians who accept evolution and want to take the Bible seriously, this presents a tension that endangers faith.

Peter Enns offers a way forward by explaining how this tension is caused not by the discoveries of science but by false expectations about the biblical texts. Focusing on key biblical passages in the discussion, Enns demonstrates that the author of Genesis and the apostle Paul wrote to ask and answer ancient questions for ancient people; the fact that they both speak of Adam does not determine whether Christians can accept evolution. This thought-provoking book reconciles the teachings of the Bible with the widely held evolutionary view of beginnings and will appeal to anyone interested in the Christianity-evolution debate, including college and seminary students in science and religion courses.



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Can Christianity and evolution coexist? Traditional Christian teaching presents Jesus as reversing the effects of the fall of Adam. However, an evolutionary view of beginnings doesn't allow for a historical Adam, making evolution seem incompatible with what Genesis and the apostle Paul say about him. For Christians who accept evolution and want to take the Bible seriously, this presents a tension that endangers faith.

Peter Enns offers a way forward by explaining how this tension is caused not by the discoveries of science but by false expectations about the biblical texts. Focusing on key biblical passages in the discussion, Enns demonstrates that the author of Genesis and the apostle Paul wrote to ask and answer ancient questions for ancient people; the fact that they both speak of Adam does not determine whether Christians can accept evolution. This thought-provoking book reconciles the teachings of the Bible with the widely held evolutionary view of beginnings and will appeal to anyone interested in the Christianity-evolution debate, including college and seminary students in science and religion courses.


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The widely-held evolutionary view of beginnings doesn't allow for a historical Adam. This book helps Christians reconcile the teachings of the Bible and evolution.
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Meet the Author

Peter Enns

Peter Enns (Ph.D., Harvard University) is senior fellow of biblical studies for The BioLogos Foundation, an organization founded by Francis Collins that explores, promotes, and celebrates the integration of science and Christian faith. He was professor of Old Testament and Biblical hermeneutics at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He is the author of Poetry and Wisdom; Exodus Retold; Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament and Exodus (NIV Application Commentary series).

His latest works are Ecclesiastes (Two Horizons Commentary); Three Views on the New Testaments Use of the Old Testament co-written with Walter Kaiser and Darrell Bock and The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn't Say about Human Origins (Brazos, 2012)
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
    part 1: Genesis: An Ancient Story Of Israelite Self-definition
    1. Genesis And The Challenges Of The Nineteenth Century: Science, Biblical Criticism, And Biblical Archaeology
    2. When Was Genesis Written?
    3. Israel's Neighbors' Stories Of Origins
    4. Israel And Primordial Time
    part 2: Understanding Paul's Adam
    5. Paul's Adam And The Old Testament
    6. Paul As An Ancient Interpreter Of The Old Testament
    7. Paul's Adam
    conclusion
    index

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  • Catalogue Code 333867
  • Product Code 9781587433153
  • ISBN 158743315X
  • EAN 9781587433153
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category Science
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date Jan 2012
  • Sales Rank #14511
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.281kg

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