Systematic Adamology in Trinitarian Perspective
The character named Adam appears on about one page of the Bible, but his doctrinal significance suffuses all Christian thought. To set Adam in theological perspective primarily means to set him in relation to God (systematic Adamology must be theological in the strong sense), which this paper does by way of a Trinitarian survey. Pneumatologically speaking: Adam had the Holy Spirit from the beginning, but in a singular way. Christologically speaking: Adam’s constitution is illumined when the eternal Son takes to his own person a God-centered human nature. Patrologically speaking: Adam’s vocation was to live out a relation of created sonship, being consciously under God’s law. This Trinitarian analysis shows Adam’s unique way of representing creaturehood itself to God.