The best way to describe Adam and Eve, A Biography and Theology, is to give a very brief synopsis of each chapter. One: the authenticity and historicity of the biblical account; the method of interpretation. Two: nature and attributes of Adam and Eve’s parent, God; salvific necessity of a common human nature derived from Adam. Three: characteristics of the created human nature; image and likeness of God; reasons God had for creating mankind. Four: the four responsibilities God gave Adam to guide mankind’s interaction with his Creator, the earth, and its creatures. Five: life in the garden pre-sin; location of Eden; exercise of Adam’s responsibilities; formation of the Woman; why God tested Adam’s faith; consequences of Adam’s choice. Six: their crime, Genesis 3:1–8; actions and motives of each participant; immediate and long-term consequences. Seven: their confrontation with God, Genesis 3:9–24; their responses; an assessment of the hope innate to God’s chastisement. Eight: how mankind will live in a world changed by sin, as seen through Cain and Abel; the legacy left to Woman’s seed and the serpent’s seed. Nine: the spiritual problems faced by their descendants. The biography proper concludes with this chapter. Ten: their contribution to theology; topics include the doctrines of God, man, sin, and salvation. Six appendices discuss certain issues in more detail. A glossary provides definitions of certain terms.
About the Author
James D. Quiggle holds Master's degrees in religion and theology and has been teaching and writing about the Bible for over forty years. He became a Christian in 1974, Mr. Quiggle believes Biblical truth has the intrinsic power to produce positive change. The mature Believer uses the Bible to make informed decisions about his or her faith. “The intent of every book I write,” he said, “is to help the reader validate the truth by checking out the facts. It is also my hope that my books will be used by local church teachers as source material for their ministries.” Mr. Quiggle's goal is to teach the Bible so that others may decide for themselves what the Bible has to say about their faith and life.