Adam and the Genome: Rethinking the 'Historical' Adam

Speaker(s): Scot McKnight
Date: Summer 2017
Length: 1h 16m
Product ID: RGDL4702AC

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The Human Genome Project contends that the DNA of current humans comes from approximately 1000 hominins. What does this do to the construct of the "historical Adam," passed on and used as a foundation in much Christian theology and evangelism?

In this lecture, Dr. McKnight and Dr. Venema examine the Human Genome Project and its implications for our understanding of the historical Adam. The lecture concludes by proposing that a return to the biblical text and the Jewish tradition surrounding Adam (and his neglected partner Eve) have power to shed important light on our understanding of Genesis and what exactly Paul meant in Romans 5:12-21. This lecture is part of our 2017 Summer Evening Public Lecture series.

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Scot McKnight is Professor of New Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He is the author of more than thirty books, including the award-winning The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others, Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us, and The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus.

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