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Wednesday Giveaway — "4 Views on Historical Adam," with Contributions by Lamoureux, Walton, Collins, Barrick, Boyd, and Ryken

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9780310499275 (1)UPDATED 11/22/13: Our winner this week is Carol Saia, who hopes "they discuss the implications of their view on other verses of Scripture and on their theology (e.g., original sin)." Thanks everyone for participating!

In the past several years a new civil debate has opened up between evangelicals regarding opposing views of the Bible and science. Though past debates about evolutionism and creationism lay beneath the surface of this new one, this contemporary discussion is more about whether their is a real ancestral, historical Adam than the age of the earth and how it came to be.

This is where a helpful new resource edited by Ardel Caneday and Matthew Barrett comes in, Four Views on the Historical Adam. It is uniquely situated to present and outline the four primary views on the historical Adam held by evangelicals, featuring top-notch proponents of each view presenting their positions in their own words and critiquing the positions with which they disagree.

Contributors include Denis O. Lamoureux, John H. Walton, C. John Collins, and William Barrick. Each focuses his essay on answering the following questions:

  • What is the biblical case for your viewpoint, and how do you reconcile it both with modern science and with passages and potential interpretations that seem to counter it?
  • In what ways is your view more theologically consistent and coherent than other views?
  • What are the implications of your view for the spiritual life and public witness of the church and individual believers, and how is your view a healthier alternative for both?

This book is more than a theological resource, however. It is also a pastoral one. Concluding reflections by Gregory A. Boyd and Philip Graham Ryken provide pastoral reflections so that you can help apply the content to the everyday lives of your people.

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*If you are reading this via Facebook, email, or RSS, please visit the blog to enter. One winner will be determined by Random Integer Generator and announced on this post Friday morning. Giveaway ends Thursday at 11:59 pm EDT. Due to international shipping costs, this giveaway is only open to contestants who reside in the US.* 

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