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Old 24th July 2014, 07:42 PM
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I personally believe that Adam was one man and Eve one woman. However, there are some Catholics saying that this is not a dogma, so that there is room for the possibility that Adam may have been a "group of men" and Eve a "group of women". Is it true that Adam, as literally one man, is not a dogma? (To me, even if it is not a defined dogma yet, I don't see how polygenism can fit with Sacred Scripture. We also have the help of true private revelations such as Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich which helps us to understand that Adam was one man).
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Old 24th July 2014, 08:24 PM
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Ron,

I personally believe that Adam was one man and Eve one woman. However, there are some Catholics saying that this is not a dogma, so that there is room for the possibility that Adam may have been a "group of men" and Eve a "group of women". Is it true that Adam, as literally one man, is not a dogma? (To me, even if it is not a defined dogma yet, I don't see how polygenism can fit with Sacred Scripture. We also have the help of true private revelations such as Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich which helps us to understand that Adam was one man).

There is no explicitly stated dogma of one man and one woman [as the origins of the human race]. However, I would argue that other dogmas, such as on original sin, necessarily imply that the human race began with a literal Adam and Eve.

Are we required by faith to believe that Adam and Eve were two real historical persons?
http://ronconte.wordpress.com/2011/0...al-historical/
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Old 24th July 2014, 08:53 PM
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Ok, thank you Ron.
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