On Sin, Repentance, Christian Nurture, And The Genetics of Personality


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dc.creator Keefer, Robert A.
dc.date 2000-01-01
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-21T19:53:18Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-21T19:53:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-21
dc.identifier http://digilib.bu.edu/journals/ojs/index.php/jfse/article/view/78
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/3972
dc.description Dean Homer\'s description of the genetics of personality includes two components: temperament and character. Temperament is a product of the interaction of the individual\'s genes with early stimuli, whereas character is formed by parenting, social interaction and the individual\'s choices of reactions to external stimuli throughout life. This understanding of the genetics ofpersonality argues against determinism and is appropriate for a Christian doctrine of sin and repentance. Hamcr\'s description of the impact of child-rearing on character echoes the significance of Christian nurture, especially as expressed in the Sacrament of Baptism.
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dc.language eng
dc.publisher Boston Theological Institute
dc.relation http://digilib.bu.edu/journals/ojs/index.php/jfse/article/view/78/78
dc.source Journal of Faith and Science Exchange; Journal of Faith and Science Exchange, Vol. 4
dc.title On Sin, Repentance, Christian Nurture, And The Genetics of Personality
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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