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Was there a historical Adam and Eve?: The debate continues

This spring the NC State InterVarsity Grad & Faculty Ministries will be hosting a conference on what is becoming a pretty hot-topic among evangelicals who have been paying attention to recent developments within the natural sciences, namely, Was there a historical Adam and Eve?  Did Eden exist?  Is Genesis 1-3 myth or history or what?  These questions are, of course, sub-questions within the broader conversation about what to make of the relationship between Christianity and evolutionary theory.  I will be posting a review soon on some recent books about faith and science, but for today I thought I would point you to a skirmish in the blogosphere over the question of whether there were a historical Adam and Eve.

Kevin DeYoung offers what he takes to be 10 reasons for affirming the historicity of Adam and Eve.

James McGrath, professor of New Testament at Butler University, offers his point-by-point rejoinder.

I am going to withhold comment for now, but I would love to know what you think about all of this.




One thought on “Was there a historical Adam and Eve?: The debate continues

  1. Adam and Eve? Challenge yourself. Google First Scandal.

    Posted by Robert Hagedorn | February 11, 2012, 12:26 am

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Hi! I'm David, the campus minister for InterVarsity's graduate and faculty ministries at NC State and Meredith College. I hope you'll join me as I learn to "practice resurrection" in the City of Oaks, in her universities, and in the wider world. You can contact me at dmwilliams83@gmail.com

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