Karl Giberson offers a cultural history of the Bible's first human. It's an intriguing and unsettling story.
Readers may or may not accept Charles Hefling's reconstruction of the doctrine of original sin. But he continues the tradition of rethinking the faith in light of new knowledge, contexts, and concerns.
Does it always happen that humans sin? Obviously not. But is there any chance that they will not sin?
We labor under the illusion that if the clock stopped between creation and Fall or between Fall and redemption, they would make sense on their own. But nothing could be more misleading.