Author: Matthew Barrett
Publisher: Zondervan ©2013
Format: Paperback; 288 pages
Language: English
Library Section: Religious Section (REL)
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Location: Ellen G. White Study Center
Call Number: REL 222.11092 FOU 2013
Status: Reserved
Stocks Available: 1 copy

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ISBN-10: 310499275
ISBN-13: 978-0310499275

Matthew Barrett (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at California Baptist University, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine (credomag.com). He is also Senior Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Riverside, CA.
He is the author and editor of numerous books such as Salvation by Grace: The Case for Effectual Calling and Regeneration, Owen on the Christian Life, Four Views on the Historical Adam, and God's Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture. He is the author of several other forthcoming books, which you can read about at matthewmbarrett.com.

As a part of the Counterpoints series, Four Views on the Historical Adam clearly outlines four primary views on Adam held by evangelicals, featuring top-notch proponents of each view presenting their positions in their own words and critiquing the positions with which they disagree. You will come away with a better understanding of the key biblical and theological issues at stake and of the implications of Adam for contemporary Christian witness and church life.


Contributors include Denis O. Lamoureux, John H. Walton, C. John Collins, and William Barrick. Each focuses his essay on answering the following questions:

  • What is the biblical case for your viewpoint, and how do you reconcile it both with modern science and with passages and potential interpretations that seem to counter it?
  • In what ways is your view more theologically consistent and coherent than other views?
  • What are the implications of your view for the spiritual life and public witness of the church and individual believers, and how is your view a healthier alternative for both?


Concluding reflections by pastor-scholars Gregory A. Boyd and Philip Graham Ryken highlight the significance of the topic in the faith of everyday believers.

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