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EPS at AAR/SBL: Genealogical Adam

December 1, 2020
Virtual Meeting via AAR/SBL Registration

11:00 - 1:00 pm (EST)

Author Meets Critics: Science and Religion in The Genealogical Adam and Eve, by S. Joshua Swamidass

Computational biologist S. Joshua Swamidass' book, The Genealogical Adam and Eve, has aroused considerable dialogue between science and different religious points of view. His proposes a late Adam and Eve (ca. 10kya) created de novo by God, ancestors of us all, a view which he claims is fully compatible with contemporary evolutionary biology. This work raises questions about the limits of science, the dialogue between religion and science, and interdisciplinary questions about the meaning of "human" that matter to both secular and religious scholars alike.


  • S. Joshua Swamidass, Washington University, Saint Louis.
  • Michael Heiser, Awakening School of Theology, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Kenneth R. Miller, Brown University
  • Paul Louis Metzger, Multnomah University & Seminary
  • Greg Cootsona, Chico State University

Important Registration Information: This session is part of a series of other virtual EPS sessions happening in light of the 2020 AAR/SBL conference. All presenters/panelists and attendees must register via the AAR website. You do not have to be a member of AAR/SBL in order to register.

  • Current EPS members can directly register at the discounted affiliate rate ($225 compared to AAR/SBL’s non-member rate of $385). At the linked page, click "New Registration" and proceed with the prompts (to sign-up/renew EPS Membership, please click here).
  • If you are a current AAR/SBL member but not an EPS member, please register here for the conference.
  • AAR does not offer a ‘per session’ rate or registration. Registration includes all AAR/SBL sessions (pdf of program is available here).
  • Once registered, proceed to sign-up for sessions via AAR/SBL’s schedule builder.

If you have questions about registration for the AAR/SBL conference, please contact reg@aarweb.org. For questions about EPS sessions at AAR/SBL, please send via our contact form.

Type of event: EPS at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature

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