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Adam: Genesis and Paul

There has been a lot of blog chatter lately about the “historical Adam” and whether or not he actually existed. I suspect the real issue for some Christians is not so much what to do with the Adam we find in Genesis but the Adam we find in Romans—and how the two may or may not be the same. RJS phrases the question intriguingly: Does the gospel depend on finding Paul’s Adam in Genesis?

According to Peter Enns, whose book The Evolution of Adam RJS has been reviewing, Paul’s interpretation of Adam is unique owing to his starting point in Christology. Very interesting!



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