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, but also reveals their strong agreement on the fundamentals ... 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

    An interview with John Walton on his contribution to the book Four Views on the Historical Adam, in which he presents an archetypal view of Adam. Read More >

    Basics PART 2 of 6
  • 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

    An interview with Jack Collins on the views he defends in Four Views on the Historical Adam—his Old Earth Creation view and his view that Adam was a real person at the "headwate... 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

    An interview with Denis Lamoureux on his contribution to the book Four Views on the Historical Adam, in which he presents an Evolutionary Creation view of Adam. 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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