In December 2013, Zondervan published the anthology Four Views on the Historical Adam, featuring the perspectives of four prominent Evangelical scholars. This series features in-depth interviews with three of these scholars about their views on Adam, as well as the broader implications for all of Christian theology.
  • Interpreting Adam: Introduction

    | Deborah Haarsma
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    Interpreting Adam: Introduction | Deborah Haarsma

    Four Views on the Historical Adam shows that evangelical Christians are far from agreeing on the particulars of Adam and Eve but the book also makes clear that there is strong agreeme... Read More >

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  • Interpreting Adam: An Interview with John Walton

    | Jim Stump
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    Interpreting Adam: An Interview with John Walton | Jim Stump

    Scientific discovery and information can prompt us to re-examine what we have believed to be biblical claims to consider whether we have read the text in the best way. Read More >

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  • Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Jack Collins, Part 1

    | Jim Stump
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    Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Jack Collins, Part 1 | Jim Stump

    The persons of Adam and Eve do play a BIG role in the rest of the Biblical Story—and this, not so much as individuals who lived, but as actors whose disobedience affected everyo... Read More >

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  • Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Jack Collins, Part 2

    | Jim Stump
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    Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Jack Collins, Part 2 | Jim Stump

    The best way to think of Adam and Eve is as characters in the true Big Story of the world — and we want to have a handle on this Big Story in order to make sense of our lives. Read More >

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  • Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Denis Lamoureux, Part 1

    | Jim Stump
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    Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Denis Lamoureux, Part 1 | Jim Stump

    Often anti-evolutionary arguments point to a deeper problem: the assumption that God revealed scientific facts to the biblical writers years before their discovery by modern scientist... Read More >

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  • Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Denis Lamoureux, Part 2

    | Jim Stump
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    Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Denis Lamoureux, Part 2 | Jim Stump

    We can learn from the history of science that the church is always cautious to embrace new scientific ideas, but in the end can accommodate them in her theology, without loss or damag... Read More >

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