Q. 1. What is the meaning of "hamartiology?"
A. 1. "Hamartiology" is the Christian theology of sin. It is a Greek word that means "missing the mark." When one misses the mark, he falls short of what is expected.
When "hamartiology" is combined with "logia," ("discourse" in English), it means the study of sin.
Hamartiology deals with how sin originated, how it affects humanity, and what will be the consequences after death. It is an investigation of what is sin? Did we all inherit sin from Adam and Eve? All all sins equal? How do you know if a certain action is a sin?