Dr. Robert Kurka, along with LCU Seminary students, Aaron Clayton, MA (Philosophy and Apologetics) and General Theology, and Casey Lore, MA (Theology) will join in a panel presentation, “The Historical Adam: Three Views on a Christotelic Perspective,” at the upcoming Midwest Region meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Grand Rapids, MI, March 11-12, 2016.
The LCU trio have collaborated on an approach that advances the question of a historical Adam from a discussion that is largely concerned with Adam’s origin to a perspective that locates Adam’s biblical and theological significance in terms of his relation to Christ. Mr. Clayton will look at the issue from a science/theology lens, while Mr. Lore will advocate that the naming of Adam is a Christologically-directed archetype. Dr. Kurka will conclude the presentation offering some biblical and historical reasons why Adam’s theological significance largely comes from his relationship to Christ. (He has previously argued this point in a 2013 Criswell Theological Review article).
The student-faculty structure of this panel will also bring a somewhat unique format to typical academic conferences. Conference website: http://www.etsjets.org/region/midwest_meeting_overview