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Adam and Allegory

Jeff Dunn at iMonk replies to Pastor Wedgeworth with an exegetical argument and a theological one. His exegetical argument is that in Romans 5:14, Paul calls Adam a “symbol,” and thus, according to Mr Dunn, Adam’s significance is allegorical: he represents Christ, and Mr Dunn’s theological argument is that Christ alone matters, so there. It […]

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What is a Christ?

Reading some more interaction on the question of the historical Adam, I continue to see the “Christological” objection. This argument is not really an argument, in my opinion, but it goes something like this, “The Scriptures are fundamentally about Christ. Everything is meant to point to him. If you are so hung up on things […]

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John Paul II and Evolution

Some readers have inquired as to whether Pope John Paul II’s views on evolution are consistent with the restrictions of Humani Generis which I included in my essay. I am happy to be corrected on this matter and would invite emails from more informed readers, but my understanding is that, however different in tone, John Paul II’s […]

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Dr. Enns’s Brief Response

In a Facebook thread, Dr. Peter Enns offered this summary of my essay on the historical Adam: “A rather long-winded piece that says what others are saying in defense of a historical Adam: ‘We are literalists, and without Adam our theology falls apart; Therefore, Adam must exist.’” He continued throughout the thread to say that Evangelicals […]

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Creation and Metaphysics

Dr. Robert Burns has written a short reply to my essay What Depends On An Historical Adam. His post is fair, as far as it goes. I don’t think I ever said that we must “begin” with metaphysics. I suppose that one could begin with whatever discipline was on his or her mind at the […]

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What Depends Upon An Historical Adam?

Modern evangelicalism has always had something of an identity problem. Wanting to be neither Fundamentalism nor Liberalism, it has often found itself unable to sit comfortably in the middle. More often than not, and sometimes with a bit of pressure from either side, it ends up swinging back and forth between the poles, often unable […]

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Carl Trueman and the Implications of Adam

Carl Trueman has a very helpful post connecting the theological dots related to the historicity of Adam and to the way in which Evangelicals read the opening chapters of Genesis. His point is that biblical doctrine is always connected and interrelated with itself, with certain basic doctrines supporting other later developments and fulfillments. We can go […]