First, Zondervan has a Kindle sale on their Counterpoints series, where (mostly conservative) Evangelicals write different perspectives on a topic. In this series, I’ve only read Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither, which is quite good. (I think Sparks makes the most persuasive argument and avoids special pleading.) The Historical Adam volume has some respectable authors, as does the Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament.
Here is a copy of my MHA presentation text, “Early LDS Attempts to Reconcile Scripture with Science: Pre-Mormon Pre-Adamites and Intellectual (In)Dependence.” As the text read at the meeting, it lacks footnotes and citations, but here is some of the bibliography.
- Adam’s Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins, David N. Livingstone
- Livingstone has done some pioneering and interesting work in this area.
- The Scofield Bible: Its History and Impact on the Evangelical Church, Mangum and Sweetnam
- The Creationists: From Scientific Creationism to Intelligent Design, Ronald Numbers
- Erosion of Biblical Certainty: Battles over Authority and Interpretation in America, Lee
- A very important work showing how the adoption of enlightenment standards by the Bible’s defenders ultimately helped undermine it.
- Cotton Mather and Biblia Americana–America’s First Bible Commentary: Essays in Reappraisal, Smolinski/Stievermann
- Nature and Scripture in the Abrahamic Religions: 1700-Present, van der Meer et. al.
- Isaac La Peyrère (1596-1676): His Life, Work and Influence, Popkin
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