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Who were Adam and Eve?

A Review of

The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate
John Walton

Paperback: IVP Books, 2015
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Reviewed by Craig Cottongim
 
It will take some time for the ideas presented in this bravely written book to trickle down into our mainstream thinking, but I hope not too long — our future might depend on it.  Will this book be controversial?  For some, more than likely.  Why will some people wrestle with this book?  It turns many of our commonly accepted concepts about Adam and Eve on their head.  By blasting you with a healthy dose of disequilibrium in nearly every chapter, all the while adhering to the authority and infallibility of the Scriptures, this book challenges many Evangelical beliefs about the Genesis account of Adam and Eve.
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Are the Bible and Evolution compatible?

A Review of

The Evolution of Adam:

What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins

Peter Enns.

Paperback: Brazos Press, 2011.
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Reviewed by Jasmine Wilson

Are the Bible and Evolution compatible? That is a question so many people have endeavored to answer, and Peter Enns offers a useful account in his book, The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins. First, he answers questions about how to read the origin texts in Scripture, especially in light of other primordial stories of the time, but the differences about Scriptures texts and what those differences say about Israel. The crux of the book is Enns dealing with Paul’s understanding of Adam, however, since that is one of the biggest concerns. If someone were to argue that I should read Genesis figuratively, I can just point to Paul and say, “Well he obviously read it literally. Why shouldn’t I?” Enns scholarship on this is extremely helpful to the dialogue, and I will return to his specific arguments in a moment.

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An excerpt from

The Evolution of Adam:

What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say About Human Origins.

Peter Enns.

Paperback: Brazos Press, 2011.
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Watch for our review later this week!

Click the image below to read an excerpt on Google Books…

The Evolution of Adam - Peter Enns