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The purpose of this guide is to provide a list of resources for the doctrine of humanity.


Anthropology is the science which tells us that people are the same the whole world over - except when they are different.

--Nancy Banks-Smith                                                     

How To Use This Guide

What is the Doctrine of Humanity?

The Doctrine of Humanity, used interchangeably with Anthropology, is a field that melds art, theology, and science as it seeks to understand how God made man. The Doctrine of Humanity examines what it means to be intrinsically human. It wonders how sin has distorted human nature. It looks at both special and natural revelation as it studies what it means to be made in the image of God. It aims a critical, curious eye at culture to identify the difference between cultural dissonance and sin. A solid Doctrine of Humanity is essential for those who wish to pursue ministry.

How to Use this Guide

This guide has been designed and the material within compiled to aid you in your research of a wide range of theological perspectives on the Doctrine of God. It is not exhaustive. Rather, it offers tools by which one may be introduced to the specific doctrine and, by utilizing the bibliographic material provided within the resources suggested, one may find further valuable sources.

The blue tabs at the top of this page will give you quick access to these compilations. For your convenience, some sources have been formatted with both "print" and "E-Book" links. The order of the tabs (from left to right) will also prompt you to begin your research with fact-finding tools such as dictionaries and encyclopedias. As you move through the tabs, the sources provided will help you to narrow your approach from topic to thesis.

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Call Numbers and Subject Headings


BT 701 - 738 Creation and Doctrine of Man

Library of Congress Subject Heading Outlines