Doctrine of Man and Sin

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Doctrine of Man and Sin


Number of Lessons: 20Avg. Lesson Length: 44 MinutesTime Required: 29 Hours MinimumLevel: Advanced


As ambassadors for Christ and the Gospel, we must understand the true nature of man and the magnitude of his sin. This course presents a critical and historical overview of positions regarding the nature of mankind: both as the image of God and as corrupted by sin. The course presents a distinct Reformed anthropology coupled with a fair treatment of differing views and objections. Important and controversial questions regarding the origin of evil, the nature of man, and the effects of sin on humanity are all considered, allowing students to draw informed conclusions on these and other key issues.

This course is part of our Legacy Series of courses from renowned scholars over several decades.


ProfessorRoger R. Nicole, PhD, ThD (1915-2010)
  • Wheaton College, DD
  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Gordon Divinity, STM and ThD
  • Paris-Sorbonne University in Paris, France, MA
  • Gordon Divinity, BD
  • Gymnasie Classique in Lausanne, Switzerland, AB


  1. Understand and defne the key terms used in the discussion of anthropology.
  2. Explain the Reformed perspective on mankind as the image of God and as a fallen creation, and interact with views on the origin of evil.
  3. Interact with alternative viewpoints and offer arguments which support both sides of various issues.
  4. Understand the study of anthropology within its historical context.


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