If you believe strongly that Adam was a historical person, or if you believe strongly that he is a metaphor, and you’d like to write as guest post for NearEmmaus.com presenting your views, please email me at email@example.com; contact me on Facebook, Google +, or Twitter; or leave a comment here.
I’m asking that you be a confessing Christian who sees Scripture as authoritative for the church. In other words, you affirm or deny Adam’s historicity and you see Scripture as more than a collection of human writings absent of God’s inspiration (that doesn’t mean you have to affirm inerrancy or infallibility, per se, but merely that you still find Scripture to be the canon from which the church gets its story and doctrine).
If you affirm the historicity of Adam then I’d like you to explain why you reject the claims of a majority of scientist. You can appeal to your view of Scripture, your solidarity with the Intelligence Design Movement, and so forth, but you need to tell us why you don’t find arguments against Adam persuasive as relates to science. If you affirm Adam as metaphor you’d need to explain how that relates to the nature of Scripture, origins, Paul’s arguments in Romans and 1 Corinthians, and so forth.
I’m interested, though it might depend on my schedule down here in the next few weeks and when you want it by.
@Tony : That would be awesome. I don’t have a time table, though within the next month would be preferred. It doesn’t have a predetermined length, but I would like writers to address what I mentioned in this post.
I’ll work on something and send it to you as soon as I finish it.
Does a guest post have to come down firmly on one side or the other? I would be interested in addressing the issue but would probably not commit myself to the answer.
No, you don’t have to come down on one side firmly. The best way to send a contribution is as a Word doc. attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. It would be great to have you write on this.
Hmmm… I’d love to write an article on Adam as representative metaphor, but only if I’m caught up on work for an unrelated thesis. I know where to find you.
I am also interested in writing a mini-paper 😉 article on this. I hold that Adam is a historical person, w/o question. It might take me about a month to do the proper research and write up if that’s okay?
@Caedmon: If you can write one send it my way.
@Bobby: Yes, that would be great.
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