Tag Archives: Peter Enns

What is the Purpose of the Old Testament?

One of the major points of Peter Enns’s new book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins, perhaps the major point, is that the Old Testament points toward Christ. The form this takes, … Continue reading

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When Was Genesis Written … And Why?

 The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins by Peter Enns is not yet another science and faith book, after all Enns is not a scientist. His greatest scientific achievement so he says in … Continue reading

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Once More, With Feeling …

Pete Enns has recently published a book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins and this means the inevitable must occur. No, not backlash, name-calling, admiration, or fawning … it is the inescapable … Continue reading

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Adam in Genesis and Paul

There is little doubt that a major fault-line in the integration of a Christian understanding of the world with the major findings in modern science is centered on the issue of Adam. We saw this in the response to the … Continue reading

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The Fall and Sin After Darwin 1

The book Theology After Darwin contains a series of essay centered around a simple question: What are the implications for Christian theology if Darwin was right? If we were to take a poll on this blog asking this question I … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Adam 2

We started a discussion Tuesday centered on David Livingstone’s book Adam’s Ancestors. This is a fascinating look at the history of the development of ideas about Adam and the context within which they arose. It is only indirectly a look … Continue reading

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The Bible and Knowledge 5 – Inspiration & Incarnation

Over the last several posts we have been considering approaches to interpret scripture that take seriously the nature of the text we have, the information from historical and scientific research, and the inspiration of scripture. This is, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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Enns, Sparks, Arnold, and Chapman on the OT: Part 3

Kent Sparks’s book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW) was the subject of a session organized by Peter Enns at the Society of Biblical Literature meeting last November. Dr. Enns has made some of this session available to a broader … Continue reading

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Enns, Sparks, Arnold, and Chapman on the OT: Part 2

A couple of months ago Peter Enns posted on his blog part one of a review and discussion of Kenton Sparks’ recent book God’s Word in Human Words (GWHW). Although in writing part one Enns expressed hoped that part two … Continue reading

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Enns, Sparks, Arnold, and Chapman on the OT

We started a conversation on Tuesday that touched on the subject of the nature of inspiration and the nature of scripture as the inspired word of God. Many have serious questions about the intent and interpretation of the Old Testament … Continue reading

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