Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred von Rohr Sauer

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Genesis 2:7; Leviticus 14:9; Leviticus 14:16,24; Leviticus 15:13; Numbers 19:7; 2 Kings 4:34; 2 Kings 6:30; Job 4:15; Job 7:5; Job 19:26; Isaiah 10:18; Ezekiel 11:19; Ezekiel 36:26; Leviticus 15:16; Leviticus 13:13; Numbers 8:7; Ezekiel 10:12; Ezekiel 13:3-4; Ezekiel 13:11; Ezekiel 13:38-39; 2 Kings 9:36; 1 Samuel 17:44; Ezekiel 32:5; Genesis 2:21; Leviticus 26:29; Deuteronomy 28:53; Leviticus 21:29; Leviticus 19:28; Leviticus 21:5; Job 10:11; Job 21:6; Job 19:20; Psalm 102:6;


The question of the nature and essence of man is an old philosophical problem. It is more, however, than a speculation to occupy the minds of metaphysicians. For the theologian, especially, it has practical relevance. His work is between God and man; he must bring God to men. Thus he should know not only the subject of but also the object for his work, perhaps the latter as well as the former. For how can he bring God's message to man without knowing how to approach man? How can he make God's message meaningful for man unless he knows what man is and how he thinks and feels about God?

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