The Soul

What are the two view on where the soul came from?
Creationism and Traducianism
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Explain Creationism
Each individual soul is created by God before being united with the body. Soul is created pure and corrupted in conception when it is joined with the body.
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Who supported Creationism
Aquinas (linked to Plato's belief that the body was corrupt and weakens the pure form)
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Weakness of creationism-corrupt body
'knit you together in your mother's womb'-God created body, why would it be corrupt.
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Strengths of creationism
It took divine action to create first humans, should still do now. It is impossible for mortal beings to create an immortal soul
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Traducianism
Human's derive both body and soul from their parents in conception. Only Adam was created by God, his soul was corrupted by original sin so all subsequent souls are too.
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Strengths of Traducianism-problem of evil
God is not creating new things, affecting the world, all sin and suffering is the result of human action.
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Support of Traducianism-scripture
'Levi was still in the body of his ancestor'-suggests souls already present in body of ancestors
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What did Jesus teach in regards to the soul and body
'Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the mind. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell'
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Explain Creationism

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Each individual soul is created by God before being united with the body. Soul is created pure and corrupted in conception when it is joined with the body.

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Who supported Creationism

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Weakness of creationism-corrupt body

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Strengths of creationism

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