Church position on Adam & Eve.


Off the top of my head, I think you want to know if the Church says they were real or if the whole story was a parable. They're real. Other than that, could you be more specific?


‘Pope John Paul II in his Encyclical *Redemptor Hominis *underscores the fact that God established a creation, a covenant bond, with humanity, with Adam. Adam’s name is not only the name of an individual, the founding father of the human race, but it’s also the Hebrew word for humanity.’ [NB *Redemptor Hominis was Pope John Paul’s first encyclical. In it, the Pope called Adam ‘the first man’ in Sections 8 and 14; and ‘the original sin’ was re-affirmed in section 1.]


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