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review Adam and the Genome Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB ó 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 EveLeading evangelical geneticist Dennis Venema and popular New Testament scholar ScotG to evolution genomic science and the historical Adam Some of the uestions 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 Judais. This book is written by two Christians one a trained biologist and the other a theologian The first half covers organic evolution and the second half covers historical Adam The two authors are extremely knowledgeable in their fields even a little too knowledgeable I withheld one star because both authors go a little too detailedacademic in their analysis and it gets a little boring or longwinded in parts That said it is interesting to read two pro evolution perspectives from Christian scholars It is particularly interesting to see how they come to the conclusion that Adam is most likely an archetypal figure and Eve rather than historical It does not diminish their faith however and they show how science and religion can still be in harmony when it comes to evolution

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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 EveLeading evangelical geneticist Dennis Venema and popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight combine their expertise to offer informed guidance and answers to uestions pertainin. Great read especially for someone struggling with science and faith issues I will not say it has all of the answers but it is very helpfulI would highly recommend reading It is not a light read It delves into science and into theology It is thought provoking with some great analogies I do have a clearer picture on some topics and uestions on others

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Adam and the GenomeM understand the Adam and Eve of Genesis Doesn't Paul's use of Adam in the New Testament prove that Adam was a historical individualThe 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 Harrel. The subtitle of this book is Reading Scripture after Genetic Science and that pretty much tells you everything you need to know about the goal of this book It is separated into two parts that largely operate independently of one anotherIn the first section Venema a biologist presents the scientific case for evolution For the most part he emphasizes the genetic evidence for common ancestry The key point in relation to Christianity is that this reuires the human population to be hundreds of thousands of years old and have always contained greater than 6000 members Of course this presents a challenge to an understanding of an historical Adam and EveMcKnight a New Testament Scholar picks up in the second half by presenting his understanding of what scripture says about Adam and Eve in light of this scientific evidence In short he takes as true everything Venema presents and explains why it shouldn't be considered a challenge to a biblical understanding of Adam and Eve The key point he makes is that we ought to interpret the text in the proper historical context The bulk of his discussion is spent demonstrating how when properly contextualized the Bible shouldn't be understood to teach an historical Adam and Eve Instead Adam and Eve are largely literary and archetypal Granted he does admit that the biblical authors probably viewed Adam and Eve as real people but he rejects the notion that any doctrine such as the doctrines of sin and salvation rely on Adam and Eve being genetic ancestors of all of humanity Parts of this book are really good Other parts are really frustrating Both Venema and McKnight do a good job at being sensible to the concerns people have when it comes to science and scripture They correctly see a problem in Christians being raised to fear science And they both clearly lay out their main points in a manner accessible to any reader With that said there was a sense of condescension from both authors Venema when criticizing his opponents in the Intelligent Design community dismissed all disagreement as coming from either ignorance or fear These types of comments are distasteful not to mention untrue and distract from the otherwise respectful content McKnight similarly comes off as condescending time and time again Before presenting his preferred approach to interpreting a passage he freuently states that it is the reuired result of any honest and respectful reading of scripture Frankly that type of judgment should be left up to the reader To throw that at the reader before providing them with the justification is intellectually abusive Now I'm sure this wasn't his intention but it really left a bad impression on me Even when I agreed with him I found myself unhappy with him Further his arguments are very brief and generally unconvincing to anyone who doesn't already agree with him Had he presented his positions as mere possibilities I think his defenses could have been sufficient But as it stands they leave too much unanswered In the end I'd still probably recommend this book to anyone wanting to see how a couple of Christian scholars handle the uestion of evolution and Christianity There certainly are some great insights both by Venema and by McKnight But it isn't the most enjoyable read on the topic so that should be considered before reading it