Adam and the Genome Paperback

Reading Scripture After Genetic Science

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A look at Genesis through the lens of modern developments in Genetics, Adam and the Genome asks 'did we really come from Adam and Eve?'

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Adam and the Genome

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Genomic science indicates that humans descend not from an individual pair but from a large population. What does this mean for the basic claim of many Christians: that humans descend from Adam and Eve?

Leading evangelical geneticist Dennis Venema and popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight combine their expertise to offer informed guidance and answers to questions pertaining to evolution, genomic science, and the historical Adam. Some of the questions they explore include:

  • Is there credible evidence for evolution?
  • Do we descend from a population or are we the offspring of Adam and Eve? 
  • Does taking the Bible seriously mean rejecting recent genomic science?
  • How do Genesis's creation stories reflect their ancient Near Eastern context, and how did Judaism understand the Adam and Eve of Genesis?
  • Doesn't Paul's use of Adam in the New Testament prove that Adam was a historical individual?

The authors address up-to-date genomics data with expert commentary from both genetic and theological perspectives, showing that genome research and Scripture are not irreconcilable. Foreword by Tremper Longman III and afterword by Daniel Harrell.

Adam and the Genome by Scot McKnight was published by Baker Publishing Group in February 2017 and is our 3975th best seller. The ISBN for Adam and the Genome is 9781587433948.

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Contents

Foreword by Tremper Longman III
Introduction

1. Evolution as a Scientific Theory
2. Genomes as Language, Genomes as Books
3. Adam's Last Stand?
4. What about Intelligent Design?
5. Adam, Eve, and the Genome: Four Principles for Reading the Bible after the Human Genome Project
6. Adam and Eve of Genesis in Their Context: Twelve Theses
7. The Variety of Adams and Eves in the Jewish World
8. Adam, the Genome, and the Apostle Paul

Afterword by Daniel Harrell
Index

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Page last updated 17th May 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherBaker Publishing Group (February 2017)
Weight327g
Number of Pages224
Thickness14 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781587433948
ISBN-10158743394X
Product Code4456927
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