Author: Elmer J. F. Arndt, PHD
What is man? What is man’s destiny? These are questions the author discusses in this article. While admitting the many and diverse “understandings” of man, the author focuses on the distinctive traits evident in the Christian understanding of man – the relation of God to man and man to God. This study is elementary and simple but not simplistic since there are many complexities involved in the study of the human being and the Christian in particular. Even among Christian writers, past and present, there is often variety, if not even opposed viewpoints, when discussing the understanding of human nature and the human being.