Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Peter Enns and Adam

There is an interesting thread beginning over at
Dr. John Byron has blogged about Peter Enns' book, The Evolution of Adam: What theBible Does and Doesn’t say about Human Origins (Brazos Press, 2012).
The book has the potential to free many from the shackles of biblical idolatry, (bibliolatry). So many of us put the scripture in bondage to something that it was never intended to be. It is not a history, although it contains some. It is not intended to be science. Regarding some of the factors that Enns proposes we approach Adam today, Dr. Byron wrote, "(1) literalism is not an option, (2) that the Bible and science speak different languages and ask different questions, (3) that inspiration should embrace God’s use of cultural idioms, and (4) that a rapprochement between evolution and Christianity requires a synthesis, not just adding evolution to theology."
I am waiting anxiously for Amazon to get my copy of Enns' book into my hands. It sounds like a refreshing take on an old discussion.

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