The Quest for the Historical Adam (Genesis 1–3)

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William VanDoodewaard - 6 January 2018

The Quest for the Historical Adam (Questions and Answers)

Was Adam really a historical person? Can we trust the biblical story of human origins? Is the story of Eden simply a metaphor, leaving scientists the job of correctly reconstructing the truth of human origins? Although the church currently faces these pressing questions—exacerbated as they are by scientific and philosophical developments of our age—we must not think that they are completely new. In this talk, Dr. VanDoodewaard addresses the historicity of the biblical creation account, and why it matters so much for the church today.

Scripture References: Genesis 1:1-31

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William VanDoodewaard - 6 January 2018

The Quest for the Historical Adam (Questions and Answers)

Was Adam really a historical person? Can we trust the biblical story of human origins? Is the story of Eden simply a metaphor, leaving scientists the job of correctly reconstructing the truth of human origins? Although the church currently faces these pressing questions—exacerbated as they are by scientific and philosophical developments of our age—we must not think that they are completely new. In this talk, Dr. VanDoodewaard addresses the historicity of the biblical creation account, and why it matters so much for the church today.

Scripture References: Genesis 1:1-31

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Was Adam really a historical person, and can we trust the biblical story of human origins? Or is the story of Eden simply a metaphor, leaving scientists the job to correctly reconstruct the truth of how humanity began? Although the church currently faces these pressing questions—exacerbated as they are by scientific and philosophical developments of our age—we must not think that they are completely new.

In this lecture, Dr. William VanDoodewaard assesses various views of human origins and shows why Christians should not be afraid to embrace a historical narrative understanding of the opening chapters of Genesis.

William VanDoodewaard is professor of Church History at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, and serves as a minister at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

You can purchase Dr. VanDoodewaard’s book on this subject from Amazon.