Denis Alexander begins this five part series by discussing both what a model is and whether it is appropriate to use one when building a bridge between scientific truths and theological truths. Providing evolutionary facts about the origins of humans as well as discussing the origin and meaning of Adam in Genesis, he constructs what he calls a Retelling model and a Homo divinus model. Both approaches, he concludes, “suggest that human evolution per se is irrelevant to the theological understanding of humankind made in the image of God.”
  • Genetics, Theology, and Adam as a Historical Person, Part 2

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    Genetics, Theology, and Adam as a Historical Person, Part 2 | Denis Alexander

    Humans have religion, chimps do not. At some stage humanity began to know the one true God of the scriptures. How and when did that happen? Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 5
  • Genetics, Theology, and Adam as a Historical Person, Part 3

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    Genetics, Theology, and Adam as a Historical Person, Part 3 | Denis Alexander

    The Retelling Model suggests that as anatomically modern humans evolved in Africa, a gradual growing awareness of God’s presence pressed upon their lives, to which they responde... Read More >

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  • Genetics, Theology, and Adam as a Historical Person, Part 4

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    Genetics, Theology, and Adam as a Historical Person, Part 4 | Denis Alexander

    In the Homo divinus model, God in his grace chose a couple of Neolithic farmers in the Near East to whom he chose to reveal himself in a special way, calling them into fellowship. Read More >

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  • Genetics, Theology, and Adam as a Historical Person, Part 5

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    Genetics, Theology, and Adam as a Historical Person, Part 5 | Denis Alexander

    The Homo divinus model takes very seriously the Biblical idea that Adam and Eve were historical figures and also sees the Fall as an historical event of the disobedience of Adam and E... Read More >

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