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The Christian Doctrine of Human Nature and Sin

3 Credits

THE 703

This course will explore the Christian understanding of the human being as the apex of the Creator’s work according to Genesis 1—2, who was plunged into evil and misery according to Genesis 3—5. Significant attention will be given to selected biblical passages, the debate over “original sin” in the Western Church, the different descriptions of human sinfulness that distinguish the Eastern Church from the Western Church, and the implications of these teachings in pastoral work.