Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Historical Adam Bibliography

Last Summer I gave a lecture on the historicity of Adam in light of recent controversies among evangelicals.  Below is the bibliography (as well as more items that I've been adding since that time).  I strongly recommend the articles by Anderson, Caneday (my favorite!), and Moreland.

My lecture notes can be found HERE.

A few other blog posts on the issue of the historicity of Adam:

"The Search for the Historical Adam"

Adam and the Epistemic Status of Scripture

J. P. Moreland on Adam and Eve: What Consequences for Denying Their Historicity?

*Note: Sorry for some of the formatting issues and that the web addresses below are not links from this page.  You can always cut and paste the address.

Historical Adam: Bibliography

Anderson, James N. “I Love Jesus and I Accept Evolution” (a review of Denis Lamoureux’s
book by the same title) Analogical Thoughts (June 7, 2010).

Anderson, James N. “Objections? We’ve Adam!” Analogical Thoughts (September 22, 2009).

Anderson, James N. “Scripture or Science” Analogical Thoughts (October 8, 2009)

Anderson, James N. “Was Adam a Real Historical Individual?” Analogical Thoughts
(September 21, 2009).

Barlow, Jonathan. “Yes, Virginia, God Did Make Fossils (At Least Once)” Barlow Farms blog
(November, 12, 2011).

Belcher, Richard, Jr. “Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?: A Review” Reformation21 (Feb.

Belcher, Richard, Jr. “Reply to Collins’ Reply” Reformation21 (Feb. 29, 2012).

Bruggink, Paul. “A Survey of Views on the Historicity of Adam and Eve” Near Emmaus blog
(June 5, 2012).

Byl, John. “Evolution and the Fall” Bylogos (November 20, 2009).

Byl, John. “Science, History, and the Bible” Bylogos (March 16, 2012).

Byl, John. “The Demolition of Adam” Bylogos (July 27, 2011).

Byl, John. “The Evolution of Calvin College” Bylogos (October 11, 2010).

Caneday, Ardel. “The Language of God and Adam’s Genesis & Historicity in Paul’s Gospel”
SBJT 15.1 (2011), pp. 26-59.

Carson, D. A. “Adam in the Epistles of Paul” In the Beginning… A Symposium on the Bible and
Creation edited by N. M. de S. Cameron (The Biblical Creation Society, 1980).

Collins, C. John. “Adam and Eve as Historical People, Why It Matters” Perspectives on Science
 and Christian Faith, vol. 62, no. 3, (September, 2010), pp. 147-165.

Collins, C. John. Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?  Who They Were and Why You Should Care
            (Crossway, 2011).

Collins, C. John. “The Case for Adam and Eve: Our Conversation with C. John Collins” By
Faith (April, 2012).

Collins, C. John. “Replies to Reviews of Did Adam and Ever Really Exist?Journal of Creation
Theology and Science, vol. 2, 2012.

Collins, C. John. “Reply to Richard Belcher, ‘Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?: A Review”
 Reformation21 (Feb. 28, 2012).

Collins, C. John. “Review of Peter Enns The Evolution of AdamThe Gospel Coalition (April,

Cosner, Lita.  “A Response to Timothy Keller’s ‘Creation, Evolution and Christian
Laypeople” Creation Ministries International (September 9, 2010).

Cosner, Lita.  “Christ as the Last Adam: Paul’s Use of the Creation Narrative in 1
Corinthians” Journal of Creation 23 (3) 2009, pp. 70-75.

Crowe, Donald. “Review: ‘The Evolution of Adam’ by Peter Enns” The Aquila Report blog
(May 18, 2012).

Day, Allan J., “Adam, Anthropology and the Genesis Record: Taking Genesis Seriously”
 Science and Christian Belief 10 (1998), pp. 115-143.

Doran, N. A. and S. S. McRoberts.  “Adam’s Paradise Lost” (review of C. John Collins’ Did
Adam and Eve Really Exist?) Journal of Creation Theology and Science, vol. 2, 2012.

Enns, Peter. The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say About Human
Origins (Brazos Press, 2012).

Enns, Peter. “Spinning Our Wheels: A Response to a Review of ‘The Evolution of Adam’
(with apologies to those with a 500 word, 1.6 minute internet attention span)” (August 4, 2012).  *Response to Hans Madueme’s review.

Enns, Peter. “Still In the Weeds on Human Origins: A Review of C. John Collins Did Adam
 and Eve Really Exist?Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought (December,

Estelle, Bryan. “Preachers in Lab Coats and Scientists in Geneva Gowns” Ordained Servant
Online (no date).

Estelle, Bryan D. “Should We Still Believe in a Historical Adam?” New Horizons (March,
2012): pp. 9, 20.

Gaffin, Richard B. “’All Mankind, Descending From Him…’?” New Horizons (March, 2012):
pp. 3-5.

Hagerty, Barbara Bradley. “Evangelicals Question the Existence of Adam and Eve” NPR blog
(August 9, 2011).

Ham, Ken. “The Enns Justifies the Means? A Review of the New Book by Dr. Peter Enns, The
 Evolution of Adam  (January 19, 2012).

Harlow, Daniel C.  “After Adam: Reading Genesis in an Age of Evolutionary Science”
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, vol. 62, no. 3, (September, 2010), pp.

Heiser, Michael. “Genesis 1-3 At Face Value—Is It Compatible With Recent Genome
Research?” Naked Bible blog (July 26, 2012).

Heiser, Michael. “The Evolution of Adam: Additional Thoughts” Naked Bible Blog (June 2,

Hoekema, Anthony A. Created in God’s Image (Eerdmans/Paternoster, 1986)—especially
pages 112-117 (“Was Adam a Historical Person?”)

Kaiser, Walter. “The First Three Chapters of Genesis and Their Relationship to Science”
             EFCA Mid-Winter Pastor‘s Conference; Jan 19-21, 2011.

Kidner, Derek. Genesis: An Introduction and Commentary (IVP, 1967), pp. 26-31.

Keister, Adrian. “A Critique of ‘Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople’ by Tim Keller”
Green Baggins blog (Jan. 17, 2012).

Keller, Tim. “Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople”

LifeWay Research, “Poll: Pastors Oppose Evolution, Split on Earth’s Age” LifeWay (Jan. 9,

Lloyd, S. J. “Asking the Right Questions” (a review of C. John Collins’ Did Adam and Eve
 Really Exist?) Journal of Creation Theology and Science, vol. 2, 2012.

Lubenow, Marvin, L. Bones of Contention: A Creationist Assessment of Human Fossils (Baker,
1992), chapter 20 “Adam and the Evangelical”.  Note: the second edition of this work (2004) does not contain this discussion.

Lubenow, Marvin L. “Pre-Adamites, Sin, Death and the Human Fossils” CEN Tech. J., vol. 12,
 no. 2, 1998, pp. 222-232.

Luskin, Carey. “Human Origins and Intelligent Design” (2004).

Madueme, Hans. “Some Reflections on Enns and The Evolution of Adam: A Review Essay”
Themelios  vol. 37, no. 2 (July 2012).

McGrath, Gavin Basil. “Soteriology: Adam and the Fall” Perspectives on Science and Christian
 Faith, vol. 49, no. 4 (1997), pp. 252-263.

McKetterick, A. J. “C. John Collins’ Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?Journal of Creation
Theology and Science, vol. 2, 2012.

Millard, A. R. “A New Babylonian ‘Genesis Story’” Tyndale Bulletin 18 (1967), pp. 3-18.

Miller, Rachel.  “The Evolution of Adam: Moses, Paul, and Enns—Just Men of Their Time” A
 Daughter of the Reformation blog, (Feb. 12, 2012).

Miller, Rachel. “Supernatural Creation of Man: Dr. Belcher addresses the historicity of Adam
and critiques Dr. Jack Collins’ “mere-Adam-and-Eve-ism” Daughter of the Reformation Blog, (March 21, 2012).

Moreland, J. P. “Conceptual Problems and the Scientific Status of Creation Science”
Perspectives on Science & Christian Faith vol. 46, no. 1 (March 1994), pp. 2-13.

Moreland, J. P. “The Rationality of Belief in Inerrancy” Trinity Journal NS (1986), pp. 75-86.

Murphy, George L. “Roads to Paradise and Perdition: Christ, Evolution, and Original Sin”
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, vol. 58, no. 2 (June 2006), pp. 109-118.

Murray, David P. “Quest for Historical Adam” The Reformed Baptist Trumpet 2.1 (Jan-Mar
2011): pp. 3-12.

Niehaus, Jeffrey, J. Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology (Kregel, 2008).

Ostling, Richard N. “The Search for the Historical Adam” Christianity Today (June, 2011):
pp. 23-27.

Oswalt, John N. The Bible Among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature
(Zondervan, 2009).

Presbyterian Church in America. Creation Study Committee Report to the 28th General
Assembly, June 21, 2000.

Poythress, Vern S. “Adam Versus Claims From Genetics” Westminster Theological Journal 75
(2013), pp. 65-82.

Poythress, Vern S. “Evaluating the Claims of Scientists” New Horizons (March, 2012): pp.

Reeves, Mike. “Adam and Eve” Should Christians Embrace Evolution?  Edited by Norman C.
 Nevin (InterVarsity Press, 2009).

Schaeffer, Francis. Genesis in Space and Time (1972) in The Complete Works of Francis A.
Schaeffer: volume 2 (Crossway Books, 1982).

Schaeffer, Francis. No Final Conflict (1975) in The Complete Works of Francis A.
Schaeffer: volume 2 (Crossway Books, 1982).

Schneider, John R. “Recent Genetic Science and Christian Theology on Human Origins: An
 ‘Aesthetic Supralapsarianism’” Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, vol. 62,
no. 3, (September, 2010), pp. 196-212.

Smith, Henry B. Jr.  “Cosmic and Universal Death From Adam’s Fall: An Exegesis of Romans
8:19-23a” Journal of Creation 21 (1) 2007, pp. 75-85.

Smith, James K. A. “What Galileo’s Telescope Can’t See” Christianity Today (on-line) posted
September 28, 2012.

Smith, James K. A. “Whose Bible? Which Adam? A review of Peter Enns The Evolution of
AdamThe Colossian Forum (April 24, 2012).

Strimple, Robert B. “Was Adam An Historical Person?  And What Difference Does It Make?”

Thompson, Mark D. “The Missionary Apostle and Modern Systematic Affirmation” in The
Gospel to the Nations: Perspectives on Paul’s Mission edited by Peter Bolt and Mark D. Thompson (IVP, 2000).

Trueman, Carl. “Doctrinal Atomism and Theological Adamism” Reformation21 (January 18,

Weeks, Noel. “Problems in Interpreting Genesis: Part 1” Creation 2 (3), (June 1979), pp. 27-

Wood, Todd. “Collin’s Adam and Eve as Historical People” Todd’s Blog (Nov. 16, 2010).

Wood, Todd. “Harlow’s After Adam” Todd’s Blog (Nov. 18, 2010).

Wood, Todd. “Schneider’s Aesthetic Supralapsarianism” Todd’s Blog (Nov. 19, 2010).

Wood, Todd. “Venema’s Genesis and the Genome” Todd’s Blog (Nov. 17, 2010).

Wood, Todd. “Who Were Adam and Eve?  Scientific Reflections on Collins’ Did Adam and
 Eve Really Exist?Journal of Creation Theology and Science vol. 2, 2012.

Yeo, John J. “Recent Challenges to the Doctrine of Inerrancy: Peter Enns and ‘Myth’ in
Genesis 1” (January 23, 2012).

Young, Davis A. “The Antiquity and the Unity of the Human Race Revisited” Christian
Scholar's Review XXIV:4, 380-396 (May, 1995).