Christians often deny that addictions are “diseases” and that they are “genetic.”

But this denial often assumes a materialist view of psychology, as if there are only material causes of disease and only “genetic” forms of inheritance.

If we say that even “purely physical” diseases have non-physical causes, and that there are other forms of inheritance of traits other than genetic, we may need to say that addictions are “diseases” and are inherited.

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Articles by Peter J. Leithart

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