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Origin of the Soul Terms


The human soul, the personality or the mind as a whole; esp., Psychiatry, the mind considered as a subjectively perceived, functional entity, based upon a physical structure, the brain, and physical processes but with complex processes of its own: the structure of a persons personality, character and belief system, it governs the total organism and its interactions with the environment.


The doctrine that God creates a new soul for every human being born; the doctrine that ascribes the origin of matter, species, etc. to acts of creation by God.  Opposed to Infusionism and Traducianism.


The doctrine that the pre-existing human soul enters the body by divine infusion at conception or birth.  Opposed to Creationism and Traducianism.


The doctrine that the pre-existing human being in another realm injects his soul into the body at conception or birth.  Opposed to Creationism and Traducianism.


The philosophical or theological doctrine that the soul is inherited from the parents, whether through the genetic material, i. e. , the genes, RNA, DNA, chromosomes, or some other mechanism.  Opposed to Creationism and Infusionism.

Post-Traducianism or Humanism

The philosophical or theological doctrine that the structure for containing the soul is inherited from the parents, whether through the genome or genetic material, i. e., the genes, RNA, DNA, chromosomes, and/or some other mechanism, but that the soul is developed and/or nurtured in its particular physical and spiritual environment as the person grows, is educated and value programmed by experience, the parents and other humans.  Opposed to Creationism and Infusionism.

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