Hick and Traducianism

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    • Definition: An early Christian teaching that souls were passed down from parents rather than uniquely implanted by God.
      • This idea is more in keeping with modern science (e.g. Genes) and fits in with Hick's idea that soul does not refer to an extra something implanted by God.
    • The Roman Catholic Church teaches that individual souls and created and implanted by God.
    • 3rd Century bishop Tertullian: Souls were passed down from parents (Traductionism)

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