Suter Science Seminar - Adam and Evolution: Some Things to Keep in Mind

Where Science Center, 106

Duration 1 hour

Adam and Evolution: Some Things to Keep in Mind by Peter Enns, PhD

For over 150 years, the scientific study of human origins has called into question a literal understanding of the biblical story of Adam as the first man, created from the dust of the ground. But the more we understand the biblical story of Adam as an ancient story written for ancient people, the more we will see that science and Scripture speak two different “languages” and are aimed at two different goals. Grasping this basic fact does not solve all of the problems raised by evolution, but it is the proper place to start the conversation.

Peter Enns has a PhD from Harvard University in Hebrew Bible (1994). He has taught at numerous schools including Princeton Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Temple University, Harvard Divinity School, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He currently teaches Old and New Testaments at Eastern University, St. Davids, PA. He has written or edited fourteen books, including The Evolution of Adam and Inspiration and Incarnation. He and his wife Susan have three grown children and reside in Lansdale, PA with their two dogs, two cats, and six rabbits.

Co-Sponsor SASS (Shenandoah Anabaptist Science Society)

Intended Audience General Public

Tags ACAD, SCIENCE, SEMINAR, Intellectual Life

Contact Information

Name Science Center

Phone # 540.432.4400


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