The Type of the One to Come: Adam in Paul’s Theology
This lecture explores the Apostle Paul’s various appeals to Adam with a view to the question whether his appeals require a historical, individual “Adam” in order to make sense of what he is saying. It focuses particularly on Romans 5:12–21, arguing that 1) the importance of a historical Adam depends to some degree on the exact nature of the way Paul connects Adam’s sin and death with the sin and death of all humans; and 2) on the most likely construals of the relationship, a historical Adam would appear to be necessary to account for Paul’s theological conclusions.
||Douglas J. Moo (PhD University of St. Andrews) is Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. His most recent publication is a revised second edition of his commentary on Romans for the NICNT series (Eerdmans, 2018). He currently serves as chair for the New International Version translation committee.