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  Creatianism and traducianism - LoveToKnow 1911
Traducianism is the doctrine about the origin of the soul which was taught by Tertullian in his De anima - that souls are generated from souls in the same way and at the same time as bodies from bodies: creatianism is the doctrine that God creates a soul for each body that is generated.
19, where the soul is described "velutsurculus quidam exmatrice Adam inpropaginem deducta." Hence we have formed "traducianist," "traducianism," and by analogy "creatianist," "creatianism." Augustine denied that traducianism was necessarily connected with the doctrine of original sin, and to the end of his life was unable to decide for or against it.
Jerome condemned it, and said that creatianism was the opinion of the Church, though he admitted that most of the Western Christians held traducianism.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Creatianism_and_traducianism   (375 words)

 Traducianism: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Pre-existence is in contrast to traducianism and the more widely accepted version of creationism which both...
Traducianism, in Christian theology, is the belief that each individual human soul is derived from those of the individual's parents; only the souls of Adam and Eve were created directly by God.
This is in contrast with creationism, which holds that all souls were so created.
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 Traducianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In Christian theology, traducianism is a doctrine about the origin of the soul, in one of the biblical uses of word to mean the immaterial aspect of man (Genesis 35:18, Matthew 10:28).
There was never any doubt among the Church fathers as to the created origin of the souls of Adam and Eve, and to incline to the opposite opinion, which seemed to facilitate the explanation of the transmission of original sin.
Traducianism was supported by Tertullian, the Eastern Orthodox Church, Gregory of Nyssa, many in the early Western Church (but Roman Catholicism is creationist), the Lutheran Church, and some Reformed theologians such as Augustus H. Strong and William G.T. Shedd (although most Reformed theologians support creationism).
traducianism.iqnaut.net   (786 words)

Traducianism is opposed to Creationism or the doctrine that every soul is created by God.
In the early centuries of the Christian Church, the Fathers who touch upon this question defend the immediate creation of the soul.
Theologically, corporeal Traducianism is heretical because it goes directly against the spirituality of the soul.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15014a.htm   (637 words)

 Palmetto Family Council
Though it is easy to see why some would see traducianism as closely aligned with modern scientific "facts," this is really because it is amenable to materialistic reductionism rather than because it is logically apparent or empirically evidenced.
Philosophically, traducianism is favored by the argument that a child cannot really be called the parents’ child unless her soul is transmitted from her parents.
Traducianism teaches that an individual’s soul is the offshoot of the parental soul(s).
www.palmettofamily.org /Reports/LifeIssues/HTMLRpt/Life04.htm   (4646 words)

 CatholicMind.com - Selected Writings of Father Anthony Zimmerman
The theory of Traducianism that parents beget the souls of their children as well as their bodies was never accepted by the Church.
St. Ambrose (340-397) repudiated Traducianism; so did St. Jerome (c.342-420) who grumped that this error excluded Tertullian from being a "man of the Church." With such clear opposition from the big powers, Traducianism was excluded from gaining a niche in accepted Church doctrine.
Traducianism nevertheless shaded subsequent theology with a view that original sin is a positive evil substance or quality planted into the soul.
www.catholicmind.com /books/evolution/14.htm   (3353 words)

 Traducianism vs. creationism
Traducianism, followed by Tertullian, Luther, the Eastern Church and some Reformed theologians such as Strong, asserts that since man reproduces after his kind, the soul is part of that which is procreated along with the body.
Hodge (p.255) notes that one of the strongest arguments in favor of traducianism is the fact that "ethnical, national, family and even parental peculiarities of mind and temper" are transmitted to children.
As to Christ inheriting original sin through Mary: Following traducianism’s linkage of the body and soul, it is possible that no human inherits sin through his mother’s soul any more than he inherits mitochondrial DNA from his father.
www.owentew.com /traducianism_vs__creationism.htm   (1737 words)

 Systematic Theology - Volume II | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Of all arguments in favor of traducianism the most effective is that derived from the transmission of a sinful nature from Adam to his posterity.
He was formed ex substantia matris suæ in the same sense in which every child born of a woman is born of her substance, but what that sense is, his birth does not determine.
The most plausible argument in favour of traducianism is the undeniable fact of the transmission of the ethnical, national, family, and even parental, peculiarities of mind and temper.
www.ccel.org /ccel/hodge/theology2.iii.iii.ii.html   (988 words)

 Trinity Foundation: Explaining God, man, Bible, salvation, philosophy, theology.
Traducianism is a plausible explanation of federal headship, but it does not require two or more federal heads to make the race guilty.
But while traducianism and original sin are related, for all doctrines are in some way related in one system, the latter must receive its own explanation.
Those who oppose the theory of traducianism in the case of human beings, but deny it of animals, are inconsistent.
www.trinityfoundation.org /journal.php?id=56   (3786 words)

 Disputed Doctrines, Chapter Seventeen
The theory of Traducianism, on the other hand, lies under none of the objections that may be raised against the theory of Creationism.
Finally, it does not militate against the account of the cessation of God's creative activity after the six creative days, inasmuch as mediate creation goes on through second causes in Providence, and is in evidence not only in man, but also in all plant and animal life.
Traducianism should be accepted as in conformity with Scripture.
www.confessionallutherans.org /papers/little17.html   (648 words)

 Traducianism and Birth Control Methods - WELS.net
In traducianism the view is that each soul is generated or derived from the parents.
Martin Luther adopted the view, or theory, of traducianism primarily because it best accounts for the transmission of sin from the parents to the child (i.e., original sin, Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:3).
A creationism view of the soul, as an alternative to traducianism, is troubling because of the doctrine of original sin.
www.wels.net /cgi-bin/site.pl?1518&cuTopic_topicID=27&cuItem_itemID=9679   (637 words)

 Question and Answer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Already at the time of the reformation, it was debated whether a human being has a soul at the time of conception (traducianism), or whether the soul comes into the already conceived human body at some later time (infusionism).
Privately, Luther preferred the teaching that the soul is present at the time of conception, although he refused to make that a public or official teaching of the church.
Also, while I personally agree with Luther that Scripture seems to support traducianism (the soul exists with the body from the time of conception), since that is an open question not answered clearly by scripture, it might just be that the infusionists are correct.
www.sainttimothy.org /QA13.html   (498 words)

Traducianism states it is created by the parents during the reproductive process.
It is created in a fallen state (preserving the doctrine of original sin) because at the same time it is created it is infected with sin.
This means traducianism fails because, as its advocates admit, there are no verses which clearly teach traducianism.
www.catholic.com /thisrock/1993/9306fea3.asp   (1200 words)

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Traducianism ist die Lehre über den Ursprung der Seele, die von Tertullian in seinem De Animathat unterrichtet wurde, den, Seelen von den Seelen in der gleichen Weise erzeugt werden und zur gleichen Zeit wie Körper von bodies:creatianism die Lehre ist, daß Gott eine Seele für jeden Körper verursacht, der erzeugt wird.
Jerome verurteilte ihn und sagte, daß creatianism die Meinung der Kirche war, obwohl er zuließ, daß die meisten westlichen Christen traducianism hielten.
Phrase Peter Lombards zeigt möglicherweise, daß sogar in seiner Zeit es geglaubt wurde, daß irgendein Anschluß der zwei Meinungen erforderlich war, und die Duldung Augustines, die in die gleiche Richtung, für das traducianism dachte er gezeigt wurde, eins daß möglich war, in dem Novainstituendonaturas des Gottoperaturinstitutasadministrando nicht (Ep.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /correction/edit?content_id=18213&locale=de   (318 words)

 CREATIANISM AND TRADUC... - Online Information article about CREATIANISM AND TRADUC...
Augustine denied that traducianism was necessarily connected with the doctrine of original sin, and to the end pf his See also:
Church, though he admitted that most of the Western Christians held traducianism.
toleration pointed in the same direction, for the traducianism he thought possible was one in which God operatur institutas administrando non novas instituendo naturas (Ep.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /COR_CRE/CREATIANISM_AND_TRADUCIANISM.html   (653 words)

 Where Does the Soul Come In?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
There are several views Christianity has taken over time as to the origin of the individual soul, two of which are most commonly held by those who hold a thought-out view.
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.
Should this be how a human person comes to be, then it is logical that there might be a point where an embryo is not fully human.
www.fivehundredwords.com /essays/whereSoul.htm   (545 words)

 RE: Were we spirits before we were humans?
Traducianism was supported by Tertullian, the Eastern Orthodox Church, Gregory of Nyssa, many in the early Western church (but Roman Catholicism is creationist), the Lutheran Church, and some theologians such as Baptist Augustus H. Strong and Presbyterians W. Shedd and Gordon Clark.
Traducianism alone explains why we are all born "in Adam".
Traducianism dispenses with that problem by saying the child in total was created from the parents from elements they inherited from Adam, the breath of life, a soul, spirit, etc., originally given man as part of the nature of man by God.
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Traducianism, therefore, in which God's relation to individual conception and birth is held to be mediated, has had from the third century wide support.” (f) Another reason for belief in generationism is the fact that it has fairly strong Patristic support, especially in the Christian East.
In behalf of Traducianism it was said by the Fathers: 1.
(a) The term “traducianism” was utilized to describe this doctrine because of the familiar lines in Holy Scripture which refer to children as “off-shoots” or “branches.” Messianic prophesies also utilize this terminology in reference to the Christ’s human lineage.
www.geocities.com /derghazar/GENERATE.DOC   (2749 words)

 2 MEN - Part I, Chapter 8
The word Traducianism is derived from a Latin verb traducere which means "to transmit." The term was originated to convey the idea that in Adam and Eve a soul was directly created to form an inexhaustible reservoir of soul-stuff for their children.
However, if Traducianism is true and we assume our soul as having been received jointly from both parents, then the Lord's soul was not a creation but was received from both parents, the two parents being the Holy Spirit and Mary.
Even Traducianism is ruled out for the same reason since, although once introduced it could conceivably fit into an evolutionary pattern, creation ex nihilo is still required to start the process off.
www.custance.org /Library/2MEN/Part_I/chapter8.html   (3049 words)

 The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network :. Article Display   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It was not until the close of the fifth century (4200) when Anastasius II condemned traducianism as heretical34 that creationism supplanted traducianism as the favored theory of ensoulment in the Western Church.
On the other hand, materialistic traducianism finds least contemporary support among theologians.35 Philosophically, traducianism is favored by the argument that a child cannot really be called the parents’ child unless her soul is transmitted from her parents.
Billy, Dennis J. "Traducianism as a Theological model in the Problem of Ensoulment," The Irish Theological Quarterly 55(1), 12009, 19.
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 Abortion: The Real Issue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
There are two foremost theological theories on personhood put forth, Creationism and Traducianism.
The former states that God creates the human soul at the time of birth, and the latter states that the soul is generated at conception along with the body (Wall, 1-2).
Traducianism is confirmed in the Bible (as quoted above), and Creationism (in this sense, not to be confused with creation of the world by God) is false.
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 Traducianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
(4) original sin affects the whole man, including the soul; this is simply accounted for by traducianism.
Traducianism was held by Tertullian and many Westerns; since the Reformation by Lutherans; also by the Eastern church.
Modern studies in heredity and psychosomatic unity are indecisive, but can easily be interpreted on the traducianist side.
www.mb-soft.com /believe/text/traducia.htm   (196 words)

 Qwika - similar:History_of_creationism
Creationism can also refer to origin beliefs in general, or to an alternative of traducianism.
In Abrahamic religions, creationism or creation theology is the origin belief that humans, life, the Earth, and the universe were created by a supreme being or deity's supernatural intervention.
A number of culturally active Swiss have chosen to move abroad, probably given the limited opportunities in their homelan...
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 Sharper Iron Forums - Traducian Theory
Part of what plays into this is traducianism - that the seed of the man passes on the sin nature which is why Christ could not have an earthly father, but could have an earthly "mother".
I had never heard of Traducian Theory before Peter mentioned it, and I thought the entire line of reasoning was part of Traducianism.
As I understand it now, the "Traducian Theory" is just the theory that a new soul and spirit come into existence at the same time as a body, i.e., conception.
www.sharperiron.org /printthread.php?t=1703&pp=40   (3514 words)

 Education and Inspections Bill: A Case of Educational Traducianism
"Traducianism: The theory that the soul of a child is transmitted to it (along with original sin) by its parents" (Blackburn, 2005, p.368).
Readers who have explored The Volumizer at some length will know that my main interest in the Schools White Paper that came out last October (Her Majesty's Government, 2005) was its consequences for the business takeover of schools.
This is a clear case of educational traducianism.
journals.aol.co.uk /rikowskigr/Volumizer/entries/957   (2116 words)

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