Musings on Our Speculations
The Historical Adam, Round 2: Harry "Hal" Lee Poe

I'll begin by responding to Karl Giberson, who criticizes reliance upon the "received wisdom from the past" and mentions "sacred ...

Demythologizing Adam: Case Unproven07.02.15
The Historical Adam, Round 2: Hans Madueme

The opening reflections in this roundtable exchange are another reminder that my views on Adam and the fall strike most scholars as obscurantist, ...

Comments on Roundtable07.01.15
The Historical Adam, Round 2: Denis O. Lamoureaux

I thoroughly agree with Karl Giberson's main conclusion in his paper: "There is no original sin and there was no original sinner." ...

On Heroic Efforts to Save the Historical Adam06.30.15
The Historical Adam, Round 2: Karl Giberson

I want to thank everyone in this discussion for taking the time to engage the question of the historical Adam. I’d like to respond ...

Ignoring the Problem Won't Make It Go Away06.28.15
The Historical Adam, Round 2: Peter Enns

I am happy to see this discussion taking place, and the posts thus far have certainly shared diverse perspectives, each of which could be ...

View of Adam and Eve06.24.15
The Historical Adam: John H. Walton

Editor's Note: The following piece by John Walton concludes the first round of our symposium on the historical Adam. (Links to the preceding ...

The First Man and Woman06.23.15
The Historical Adam: William VanDoodewaard

This week as Biologos members meet just a mile from my study to advance the cause of theistic evolution, I happily type to the contrary. ...

The Self-Defeating Evangelical Fight for Falsehood06.22.15
The Historical Adam: John Schneider

Did Adam and Eve really exist? Did God really make the first man out of dust and then create the first woman from his rib? Did the first ...

A Case Study in Confusion06.19.15
The Historical Adam: Harry "Hal" Lee Poe

The DNA studies which have examined the most recent common ancestors for the human race along the Y-chromosome male line and the mitochondrial ...

Death of God by Poison06.19.15
The Historical Adam: Hans Madueme

"Adam, where art thou?" The Lord's rhetorical question in Eden is now the intense cry of incredulous Christians in a post-Darwinian ...

Adam, Where Art Thou?06.18.15
The Historical Adam: Denis O. Lamoureux

In the final chapter of my book Evolutionary Creation: A Christian Approach to Evolution (2008), I opened with a rather shocking claim as ...

Adam or No Adam, We're Still Original Sinners06.17.15
The Historical Adam: Karl Giberson

Editor's Note: Books & Culture is hosting a symposium on the historical Adam, which Karl Giberson and I organized. Karl's student ...

Once More, with Feeling06.16.15
The Historical Adam: Peter Enns

Editor's Note: Books & Culture is hosting a symposium on the historical Adam, which Karl Giberson and I organized. Karl's student ...

Blind Spots06.15.15
John Wilson

Some years ago, when Collin Hansen was quite young and I was younger than I am now, the two of us worked on the same hallway. Collin was ...

Satin Island06.11.15
Laura McGrath

There is a wrong way to read Tom McCarthy, and there is a right way to read Tom McCarthy. The wrong way is to take McCarthy too seriously; ...

Saving the Original Sinner06.09.15
Interview by John Wilson

Editor's Note: Karl Giberson and I have organized a symposium on the historical Adam, to be posted on the Books & Culture website—a ...

Love & Mercy06.08.15
Wes Jakacki

With the Oscar success of films like Walk the Line, Dream Girls, and Ray, rock music biopics slipped into a comfortable formula certain to ...

The Soul of the Marionette06.03.15
Joseph Bottum

If the only alternative to Gnosticism is Stoicism—if the intellect of man is forced to choose the wild outward spirit or the stern ...

"Something Beautiful for Japan"04.17.15
Michael Toscano

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the greatest animators in cinema history, if not the greatest. He is a national treasure in his home country of ...

Eating Wildly05.29.15
Rachel Marie Stone

Ava Chin's memoir Eating Wildly chronicles her adventures in foraging for wild fungi and greens and berries in New York City parks. But ...

Believing to Understand04.17.15
Scot McKnight

What disturbs the professor is that so many read their New Testaments with nary a glance at the Scripture reference notes in the central ...

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