Theological anthropology concerns humans beings and their relationship with God. It addresses humans as created in the image of God, with a special qualitative relation to God compared to other species. Sin is the corruption of the relation, indicating that humans are constitutionally opposed to God. Theological anthropology also deals with the restoration of the human relationship with God through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Theological anthropology can, but need not, be carried out in dialogue with other disciplines studying different aspects of humanity, and it can offer a theological framework for the interpretation of these. Scientific contributions claiming to have positive bearings on a religious understanding of humanity usually relate to the doctrinal content of theological anthropology.
See also Imago Dei; Sin
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