theology, traducianism is a doctrine about the origin of the soul(or synonymously, " spirit"), in one of the biblical uses of word to mean the immaterial aspect of man ( Genesis35:18, Matthew10:28). Traducianism means that this immaterial aspect is transmitted through natural generation along with the body, the material aspect of man. That is, an individual's soul is derived from the souls of the individual's parents. [See, for instance, ), yet many Christians understand the Bible to teach that after the fall, all are sinful at birth (Job ; John can be understood to teach that souls are already present in the loins, and Hebrews , Gregory of Nyssa, many in the early Western church (but Roman Catholicismis creationist), the LutheranChurch, and some theologians such as Baptist Augustus H. Strongand Presbyterians W. G. T. Sheddand Gordon Clark. Most theologiansClarifyme|date=March 2008, especially the Reformed, are creationists.
* [http://www.trinityfoundation.org/journal.php?id=56 Traducianism] by
Gordon Clark, from the website of the Trinity Foundation
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15014a.htm Entry on Traducianism] from an online version of the 1913 edition of the
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