The Quest for the Historical Adam

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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.

On Saturday, 6 January 2018, Dr. William VanDoodewaard, author of The Quest for the Historical Adam, will be at Brackenhurst Baptist Church to address these, and other, questions. Come hear Dr. VanDoodewaard address the historicity of the biblical creation account, and why it matters so much for the church today. Dr. VanDoodewaard will address the subject before taking questions from the congregation.

All are welcome. Entrance is free.

Event: The Quest for the Historical Adam
Speaker: Dr. William VanDoodewaard
Venue: Brackenhurst Baptist Church
Date: Saturday, 6 January 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

About the Speaker

Dr. William VanDoodewaard is Professor of Church History at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He has held appointments as Visiting Research Fellow in the School of History and Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast and Visiting Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary for his ongoing work in the history of biblical interpretation. Prior to coming to PRTS, Dr. VanDoodewaard taught at Patrick Henry Col­lege, near Washington, D.C., and at Huntington University in Indiana. He has written for Books & CultureThe Journal of British StudiesThemeliosPuritan Reformed JournalWestminster Theological Journal, and online at The Gospel Coalition and Reformation21. He is also a contributor to a number of books, and the author of three: 1 & 2 Peter: Feed My Sheep (Welwyn Commentary Series), The Quest for the Historical Adam, and The Marrow Controversy and Seceder Tradition. Dr. VanDoodewaard is an ordained minister who has served as a church planter.