Traducianism

Truducianism is the teaching that the immaterial human soul is transmitted through the natural act of procreation and is generated along with the material human body.  Therefore, as the human body is generated from the life of the parents, so is the soul.  This position teaches that the human soul in each individual is not generated by God's active hand at each conception, but is rather a continued generation from Adam who was the only soul directly made by God (Eve being taken from Adam).

Contrast with creationism.

 

 

 

 
 
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