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Galileo Moments

Karl Giberson says believing in a real-life Adam is a line in the sand for evangelicals - and a Galileo moment for churches.
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It's been called a 'Galileo moment' for Christian churches: is the biblical Adam a metaphor - or the guy you find when you go back far enough in your real-life family tree?   

Karl Giberson is a Christian with a PhD in physics. He's the author of Saving the Original Sinner: How Christians Have Used the Bible's First Man to Oppress, Inspire, and Make Sense of the World.  He says believing in Adam is non-negotiable for evangelicals: without the biblical first human, the whole Christian story will collapse like a jenga tower. Giberson can relate: there was a time for him when Adam WAS a real-life human being.

Click here to read an excerpt from Saving the Original Sinner:  How Christians Have Used the Bible's First Man to Oppress, Inspire, and Make Sense of the World.

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