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Various theories as to the nature of the soul have claimed to be reconcilable with the tenet of immortality, but it is a sure instinct that leads us to suspect every attack on the substantiality or spirituality of the soul as an assault on the belief in existence after death.
In the "Phaedo" the chief argument for the immortality of the soul is based on the nature of intellectual knowledge interpreted on the theory of reminiscence; this of course implies the pre-existence of the soul, and perhaps in strict logic its eternal pre-existence.
Soul is the counterpart within the sphere of the attribute of thought of that particular mode of the attribute of extension which we call the body.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14153a.htm   (5082 words)

 Classics in the History of Psychology -- Baldwin (1913) Volume I, Chapter 6
Creationism was the view that the soul was created by a divine act at the moment of conception.
He held that the soul was to be approached and known directly through consciousness; that it was immaterial in character and immortal; that inner observation was possible and necessary.
The rational soul is a principle which has its form entirely within itself; it is not, like the sensitive and animal souls, subject to stimulation from the external world to which it reacts.
psychclassics.yorku.ca /Baldwin/History/chap1-6.htm   (3890 words)

 Where Does the Soul Come In?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Traducianism sees a unique soul springing forth from the souls of the parent, just as DNA (which the church fathers could not have known about) from both parents recombine to form a unique body reflecting a little from mom and a little form dad.
Creationism holds that each unique soul is created by God, and is associated with a body at His pleasure somewhere in the development of a new human body.
In the case of Creationism, even though there is theoretically possibility that an embryo may not have a soul – and therefor may not be any more a complete person than any other set of cells - the important thing is that we don’t really know on way or another, nor can we know.
www.fivehundredwords.com /essays/whereSoul.htm   (545 words)

The creation of the soul by the First Cause, when second causes have posited the pertinent conditions, falls within the order of nature; it is a so-called "law of nature", not an interference therewith, as is the case in a miracle.
Others maintained that all souls are created apart, moreover that they are united with their respective bodies, either by their own volition or by the command and action of God.
Divested of this fiction, the theory that the soul exists prior to its infusion into the organism, while not explicitly reprobated, is obviously opposed to the doctrine of the Church, according to which souls are multiplied correspondingly with the multiplication of human organisms (Conc.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04475a.htm   (1207 words)

 Abrahamic creationism -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
According to Catholic creationists, the physical generation of souls (as proposed by corporeal Traducianists) conflicts with the essential simplicity and the spirituality of the soul, and the only intelligible source of the soul's existence is God.
The soul is created when the body is ready for it, though some time is required after birth before the sensory organs are sufficiently developed to assist in the functions of (The ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience) intelligence.
It should be noted that under the doctrine of creationism, the soul is not a miracle, but a (A generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature) law of nature, not an interference with life.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ab/abrahamic_creationism.htm   (3031 words)

For as the soul of Adam was created out of nothing, so also are the souls of his posterity; and as his body was formed of the dust of the earth, so also our bodies from seed (which itself also is earthly and material).
Hence it is plainly gathered that the origin of her soul was not different from that of the soul of Adam because otherwise Moses would not have passed it over in silence (his purpose being to describe the origin of all things).
For it is taken for granted that there is a seed of the soul by which it either generates or is generated; yet such a seed cannot be granted (which does not fall from the soul), and therefore proves it to be material and divisible.
www.ondoctrine.com /2tur0005.htm   (3002 words)

 Trinity Foundation: Explaining God, man, Bible, salvation, philosophy, theology.
But Shedd holds that the souls of the children are as much derived from their parents as their bodies are.
The plan of the present treatise is to connect the origin of souls with federal headship and the imputation of guilt from Adam.
Not by creationism, because even if his human soul had been a special creation, it is the Person and not just the human nature that is the federal head.
www.trinityfoundation.org /journal.php?id=56   (3794 words)

 Psychology (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
The soul and the body are represented as arising at the same moment, but the latter (not in regard to its physico-chemical composition, but in other respects) is the resultant of soul-influences, whatever these may be.
Where the tripartite division has found favor, soul and spirit have been distinguished from each other, as man's lower is distinguished from his higher nature; where dichotomy prevailed, soul and spirit were represented as manifestations of the same spiritual essence.
In the Old Testament we find that when a man dies his "soul" departs, and when he is restored to life his "soul" returns (1 Kings 17:22); but when consciousness or lifepower returns to one not dead, "spirit" is used (Genesis 45:27; Judges 15:19; 1 Samuel 30:12; 1 Kings 10:5).
bibletools.org /index.cfm/fuseaction/Def.show/RTD/ISBE/ID/7147   (4629 words)

 Part 2, Chapter 3, Systematic Theology, Charles Hodge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It supposes that the souls of men had a separate, conscious, personal existence in a previous state; that having sinned in that preexistent state, they are condemned to be born into this world in a state of sin and in connection with a material body.
The assumption that all human souls were created at the same time that the soul of Adam was created, and remain in a dormant, unconscious state until united to the bodies for which they were designed, has been adopted by so few as hardly to merit a place in the history of theological opinion.
Creationism does not necessarily suppose that there is any other exercise of the immediate power of God in the production of the human soul, than such as takes place in the production of life in other cases.
www.dabar.org /Theology/Hodge/HodgeVII/P2_C03.htm   (4236 words)

 How are human souls created?
(1) Traducianism is the theory that a soul is generated by the physical parents along with the body.
Creationism was held by many church fathers and also has Scriptural support.
Second, if God creates each individual soul at the moment it is needed, the separation of soul and body is held firm.
www.gotquestions.org /souls-created.html   (264 words)

Creationism is held as certain by the Scholastics, with the exception of Hugh of Saint Victor and Alexander of Hales, who propose it merely as more probable.
The parents are really generators of their offspring even if the soul comes from God, for the generative process is the condition of the union of body and soul which constitutes the human being.
Among the errors which the Armenians must reject, Benedict XII mentions the doctrine that the soul originates from the soul of the father (Denzinger, 533).
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15014a.htm   (666 words)

Soul is a term rarely used with precise definition in philosophy, religion, or common life.
Primitive religions tend to associate the soul with the vital force in humans and often identify it with particular parts or functions of the body (the heart or kidneys, the breath or pulse).
Thus while soul in the NT normally means an individual spiritual entity with a material body so that a person is thought of as a body-soul, spirit is the special gift of God which places one in relationship to him.
mb-soft.com /believe/txo/soul.htm   (1344 words)

 David Wietzke. The Origin of the Soul in the Human Being   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Origen, for example, believed that souls fell in their pre-bodily state and were imprisoned into flesh as a punishment.
Creationism is the belief that God directly creates a new soul for each new child that is conceived, either at the moment of conception or shortly thereafter (the idea that the soul is created and joined to the body on the fortieth day after conception is called
This is the belief that a person's soul is somehow derived from the souls of his parents.
www.wls.wels.net /Publications/Theologia/vol2no3/WietzkeSoul/WietzkeSoul.htm   (2222 words)

 Soul uploading:computers and the mind-body problem
Creationism is the doctrine that God creates a new soul for each human being at conception.
Traducianism is the theory that the soul is transmitted along with the body by the parents.
Radical dualism: the soul (or mind) is separable from the body, and the person is identified with the former.
home.earthlink.net /~mflabar/SoulUploading/UploadingSoul2.htm   (3102 words)

If God creates the soul in an unfallen state, that would deny the doctrine of original sin, which says all souls inherit sinfulness from their parents.
This means it must be created out of nothing because (1) the souls of the parents cannot split off parts to form the child's soul and (2) the child's soul cannot be a fusion of parts.
The common-sense interpretation of this is the soul comes from God rather than from the parents.[One may also note that the body comes from God - which, of course, it does, but it comes from him in an indirect manner.
www.catholic.com /thisrock/1993/9306fea3.asp   (1229 words)

 Evolutionary Creationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Thus creationism, though it cites the Bible as its source, is a non-Jewish phenomenon, since it does not incorporate traditional Torah commentaries and perspectives on the subject.
Torah is primarily concerned with consciousness, soul, and morality.
Nevertheless, until the neshama, or full human level of soul enters, the child is a lower life form than the mother and one is permitted to kill the child to save the mother.
www.orot.com /ec.html   (10369 words)

 bible.org: ISBE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the Old Testament we find that when a man dies his "soul" departs, and when he is restored to life his "soul" returns (1 Ki 17:22); but when consciousness or lifepower returns to one not dead, "spirit" is used (Gen 45:27; Jdg 15:19; 1 Sam 30:12; 1 Ki 10:5).
That Spirit, as the spiritus spirans, the inspiring spirit, by its very breath makes man a living soul: "The spirit (or breath) of God is in my nostrils" (Job 27:3); "Thou takest away their breath (ruach, "spirit"], they die, and return to their dust" (Ps 104:29).
"Soul," therefore, may well stand for the personal, living, animated being--the suffering, acting, thinking, reasoning, dying creature, "whose breath is in his nostrils." Christ gave His `soul' (psuche) for His sheep (Jn 10:11).
www.bible.org /isbe.asp?id=7148   (4620 words)

 Secular Blasphemy
ID is a form of creationism, and the concept of intelligent design is of course at the core of creationism.
ID is politically repackaged creationism, forming a "big tent" including hard-core young-earth creationists as well as evolutionists who believe God (oops, that is, some "designer") had to step in once every few million years to play around with the DNA.
The soul is not part of the natural world, is not subject to scientific study, and it's thus scientifically irrelevant.
blogs.salon.com /0001561/2005/05/12.html   (905 words)

 Thomas Aquinas [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Furthermore the soul is the absolutely indivisible form of man; it is immaterial substance, but not one and the same in all men (as the Averrhoists assumed).
This union with the human soul is the gratia unionis which leads to the impartation of the gratia habitualis from the Logos to the human nature.
The perfection of the blessed also demands that the body be restored to the soul as something to be made perfect by it.
www.iep.utm.edu /a/aquinas.htm   (3032 words)

 Christian Web Site Forum Archive - ChristianWebSite.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The soul may go up to the sixth world, it cannot go to the Brahmaloka, which is the seventh world by doing the remaining spiritual effort in the sixth world.
The reason is once the soul leaves this earth all the upper worlds are only Bhogalokas i.e., the worlds in which the soul can enjoy the fruits, but cannot do any work (Karma).
In such case the soul is born as a divine servant of the Lord.
www.prawww.botcw.com /talk/archive/index.php/t-17445.html   (1688 words)

 Evolution vs Creationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Creationism should be taught in schools as well, as a theory, of course.
Monkeys became humans when the species was integrated with a soul, a device that allowed these creatures to have an imagination, create tools, form a society, love, etc. The soul is another being that exists within the unlimited dimension.
The Catholic Church believes in Creationism of the soul and Evolutionism of the physical world.
www.rightandleft.org /about24.html   (1223 words)

 Spirit, Soul, And Mind
While the origin of the English word soul is obscure, the word almost certainly had its origin in a word which meant 'breath' or 'wind' or 'air', or something like that.
The ancients did not realize that 'souls' were really only a gaseous mixture of nitrogen and oxygen, contaminated with varying amounts of water vapor, carbon dioxide, noble gases, and — depending upon what one ate and whether or not one brushed after every meal — varying amounts of aromatic substances!
Unlike the analysis of spirit and soul, the analysis of mind is not at all simple.
www.atheists.org /Atheism/mind.html   (1697 words)

 On the Nature of the Soul - Mountain Man's News Archive
I cannot tell you what the soul is but to say it shares a relationship with the heart and the mind of a living being in a specific manner, which I would outline as follows:
At the center of being there is a life_force, an emanation which continues to generate the manifestation of life as long as it is destined to so continue.....
The soul of individual life was set up in response to the sun.
www.mountainman.com.au /news97_1.html   (1259 words)

 SermonAudio.com - Reformation Ministries International
Assuming that the procedure is truly successful, the human clone would possess a soul; otherwise, we cannot say that it is indeed successful.
If creationism is correct, then it just means that God creates a new soul each time a person is successfully cloned; and if traducianism is correct, then there is little technical difference between what happens in cloning and what happens in natural conception, since the soul would be propagated from the original to the clone.
However, since each successfully cloned person would have a soul (again, assuming for now that human cloning can ever be successful), this means that the success of cloning and the clones have all along been decreed by God.
www.sermonaudio.com /new_details3.asp?sourceID=rmi&ID=4491   (563 words)

 How closely related are humans to apes and other animals? [Thread 3] [Free Republic]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is a continuation thread for the endless dialogue between Creationism and Evolution.
When you can define a soul, and experimentally verify that it does exist in humans, and that it does not exist in other animals, this will be a valid topic of discussion.
Post 22: What is astonishing is that all you guys who hate creationism and love evolutionism don't even know the most recent thought and theory and findings in the field.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3ae75ff332da.htm   (6140 words)

 creationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
states that "In sacred scripture the term 'soul' often refers to human life or the entire human person.  But 'soul' refers to the innermost aspect of man, that which is of greatest value in him, that by which he is most especially in God's image"
Keane's remarks about later developments in the Church's understanding of evolution suggest that he puts himself above the present Pope in his understanding of the Magisterium.  Such claims are not new in the history of the Church, even in the 20th century.  But I see no reason to attend to them.
This page is primarily a review of a recent book on the topic of creation, a book which strongly suggests that young-earth creationism is, not only true, but ought to be held as Catholic doctrine.
hedgeschool.homestead.com /creationism.html   (1962 words)

 SermonAudio.com - Reformation Ministries International
Under the locus of anthropology in systematic theology, “creationism” holds that God creates a new soul probably at the time of conception and associates it with the new body, and “traducianism” holds that both the soul and body are inherited from the parents.
In this case, the rape is against God’s precept — it is a sin — but both the rape and the child have come about because of God’s decree.
So, whether we are considering the problem of the soul relative to cloning, or whether we are considering the sovereignty of God relative to something that might be against his moral precepts, there is no problem from the perspective of apologetics.
www.sermonaudio.com /new_details3.asp?ID=4491   (563 words)

Since it deals with the false occult belief called "Creationism," it is a proper study for the Holysmoke.org site.
Children learn about science in science classes and if their parents are bent that way they can learn about Creationism and the Bible at home and on Sundays.
Medicine For the Soul Bit by bit, that wondrous entity, the human personality, is being decoded.
www.holysmoke.org /cretins/cre.htm   (2004 words)

 McChurch Home Page
McChurch has a great deal to offer to average middle-aged housewives, unemployed door-to-door encyclopedia salesmen, cynical solipsists, and under-achieving responsibility dodgers...
Creationism and Evolution have been hotly debated by scientists and biblical scholars for many years.
Elder Perm Poom has adapted this complicated topic into a format that all Melchizedeks, from ages eight to eighty, can enjoy: Christian Puppet Theater!
www.mcchurch.com   (546 words)

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