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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

Registration: This session is part of a series of other virtual EPS sessions happening concurrently with the 2020 AAR/SBL conference. All presenters/panelists and attendees must register via the AAR website. Current EPS members can register at the discounted, affiliate rate. Current AAR/SBL members can register here.

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

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