Monday, June 6, 2011

Adam and Eve: Real People or Mythic Couple?

Ever since Charles Darwin (actually even before him) science has questioned, indeed denied, the existence of a real Adam and Eve. As our understanding of the origins of creation has developed and increased, it has become more difficult for people of faith to acknowledge scientific truth while holding to a literal interpretation of Genesis.

For quite a long time belief in a real Adam and Eve was a test of orthodoxy for some and considered as important as a belief in the deity of Christ. But that has began to slip among many, particularly among Evangelicals. Now organizations like Biologos tries to educate Evangelicals how they can live in a world of scientific knowledge while still using the Bible as a guide to faith and practice.

This month's issue of Christianity Today has an article The Search for the Historical Adam outlining the current debate. No matter where you stand on the issue, this article will help bring you up to speed on the issue and what others have to say.

3 comments:

  1. I found the article fascinating. It seems to me that we're only seeing the beginning of this debate!

    BTW all the best for the digs John!

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  2. here's a link to another article I found interesting (http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2011/06/06/sinned-in-a-literal-adam-raised-in-a-literal-christ/)

    Petar

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  3. How come Adam and Eve have belly buttons , this does not seem to make sense.

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