Richard J. Clifford: “Genesis 1-11: What Do Adam and Eve Teach Us Today?”

Prof. Richard J. Clifford presents a lecture entitled, “Genesis 1-11: What Do Adam and Eve Teach Us Today?” The lecture was delivered at Boston College on March 14, 2013.

To many people today, the opening chapters of Genesis—the seven-day creation account and the stories about Adam and Eve and the flood—are merely entertaining.  To ancient readers, however, the stories answered serious questions about human life.  Can these stories instruct us today?

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