Adam and the Genome
by Scot McKnight & Dennis Venema
Published 2017: 240 pages
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FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Genomic science indicates that humans descend not from an individual pair
but from a large population. What does this mean for the basic claim of many
Christians: that humans descend from Adam and Eve?
geneticist Dennis Venema and popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight
combine their expertise to offer informed guidance and answers to questions
pertaining to evolution, genomic science, and the historical Adam. Some of
the questions they explore include:
- Is there credible evidence for
- Do we descend from a population or are we the offspring of
Adam and Eve?
- Does taking the Bible seriously mean rejecting recent
- How do Genesis's creation stories reflect their
ancient Near Eastern context, and how did Judaism understand the Adam and
Eve of Genesis?
- Doesn't Paul's use of Adam in the New Testament prove
that Adam was a historical individual?
The authors address up-to-date
genomics data with expert commentary from both genetic and theological
perspectives, showing that genome research and Scripture are not
irreconcilable. Foreword by Tremper Longman III and afterword by Daniel