The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns
Today, I sent off my review of Peter Enns’, The Evolution of Adam (2012) by Brazos Press
to Pneuma Review. Enns has taken up the thorny task of arguing that the Bible does not require Christians to believe that Adam was a historical being.
Dr. Enns is thoughtful and respectful of the conservative view regarding Adam but he does contend that the conservative view is simply unworkable (in light of scientific and archaeological evidence) and likely wrong.
Dr. Enns paints with broad strokes in this book. So don’t expect to find a rebuttal to every counterargument. It is superbly written and certainly thought provoking.
About the Author
Stephen M. Vantassel is a tutor of theology at King’s Evangelical Divinity School (http://kingsdivinity.org). His research interests include practical theology, specifically environmental issues. His latest book is Dominion over Wildlife? An Environmental-Theology of Human-Wildlife Relations, Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009.
He is available for speaking, preaching, panels, debates, and teaching. He can be contacted at svantassel at kingsdivinity dot org.