hamartiology


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hamartiology

(həˌmɑːtɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Theology) the doctrine of sin in Christian theology
[C19: from Greek hamartia sin + -logy]

hamartiology

Theology. the study or science of the doctrine of sin.
See also: Sin
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Following the traumas of the Maoist era and the challenges of modernization, the Second Chinese Enlightenment has a greater interest in hamartiology.
This article briefly correlates three doctrinal areas from this tradition, its moral affectional anthropology, relational hamartiology, and therapeutic soteriology, with contemporary moral motive theory (McCullough, Kilpatrick, Emmons, & Larsen, 2001; Shulman, 2002) and dynamically informed psychotherapeutic theory (Gabbard & Westen, 2003).
Next comes a treatment of creatio ex nihilo where this particularly Christian notion is displayed as an early and constant part of Augustine's protology, yet with far-reaching consequences evident also in his hamartiology, anthropology, and spirituality.
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