Know the five reasons why the study of anthropology (from a biblical perspective) is important.
It interrelates to other major Christian doctrines.
it is a point where the biblical revelation and human concerns converge.
due to a great deal of attention given by various intellectual disciplines
because of the crisis in man's self-understanding.
one's perspective will determine how he will minister to his fellow man.
Holds that God, by direct acts, brought into being virtually everything that exists. Virtually everything that exists, was created ex-nihilo (out of nothing).
God programmed the system, simple lifeforms were allowed to evolve into more complex life structures, during this entire process, God withdrew Himself from His creation and allowed ordained natural laws to guide the creative process.
similar to deistic evolution, through God's agency, major gaps that breach a specific kind or species are a direct result of God's intervention.
combines the view of specific de novo (fresh or from nothing) creative ats with in-moment or processive operations of life.
The rational aspect of the image of God
man is able to perform those function that are uniquely characteristic of him. comprehend his own existence. self-determination. reason. power of language.
The moral aspect of the image of God
the unperverted image of God within Adam also endowed him with the ability to properly discern between right and wrong.
The spiritual aspect of the image of God
a true understanding or knowledge of God.
immortality aspect of the image of God
according to Genesis 2:17, death was not a part of God, nor is it a part of God.
Be able to define and distinguish between the various views regarding the transmission of man's immaterial parts.
theory of preexistence - souls of man have always existed.
theory of unknowability - Scripture does not teach any ontological truth in relation to the origin of man's soul
Creationism - the soul is directly and immediately created by God implanted in the foetus at either conception, birth, or at a period of time between these events.
Traducian - the immaterial as well as the material part of man is propagated by human generation.
What is the "Trichotomy View" in relation to defining man's immaterial nature? According to the textbook, what objections are there to this view?
man is composed of three separate substance.
Objections -use of three different words is not sufficient when there a many more words.words. The usage of Scripture has faulty hermeneutics.
What is the "Dichotomy View" in relation to defining man's immaterial nature?
man is composed of two elements, a material aspect and an immaterial aspect.
Principally, on what does the term "soul" center in regards to man?
appetites or desires, whether spiritual or material, emotions, refers to the total person, descriptive of life, centers on man as a living and active person in contrast to inanimate stone
Principally, on what does the term "spirit" center in regards to man?
Characteristic of the life-energizing force within man. general description of man's immaterial nature. denotes an attitude. occasionally refers to one's intellect. refers to that part of man that interacts with God in either establishing or rejecting a relationship with him.
unregenerate man who fashions his activities and ethics according to his basic nature. unregenerate.
How does the textbook define the biblical use of the word "heart?"
the immaterial aspect of man and usually relates to, or is the catalys for, the immaterial man.
Understand the multifaceted scope of the term "heart" as used in Scripture, noting its use as related to thought and reflection, emotion, moral consciousness, and volition.