Body Soul And Life Everlasting

Author: John W. Cooper
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802846009
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This widely acclaimed study of biblical anthropology is available once more along with a substantial new preface by the author. Fully engaged with theological, philosophical, and scientific discussions on the nature of human persons and their destiny beyond the grave, John Cooper's defense of holistic dualism remains the most satisfying and biblical response to come from the monism-dualism debate. First published in 1989, Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting is required reading for Christian philosophers, theologians, psychologists, and students interested in the mind-body question.

Body Soul And Life Everlasting

Author: John W. Cooper
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN: 0851114741
Size: 18.91 MB
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This widely acclaimed study of biblical anthropology is available once more along with a substantial new preface by the author. Fully engaged with theological, philosophical, and scientific discussions on the nature of human persons and, their destiny beyond the grave, John Cooper's fascinating defense of "holistic dualism" remains the most satisfying and biblical response to come from the monism-dualism debate. First published in 1989, Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting is required reading for anyone interested in the mind-body question.

Image And Hope

Author: Yaroslav Viazovski
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
ISBN: 9780227905623
Size: 19.50 MB
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Developments in biblical studies, neurosciences, and Christian philosophy of mind force theologians to reconsider the traditional concept of the immortal soul. At the same time, the concept itself tends to create axiological dualism between the body and the soul that in turn may lead to insufficient appreciation of the physical life in this world. A more holistic approach to the ontology of human beings is required. The aim of this study is to analyse the function of the concept of the soul in the dualistic anthropology of John Calvin and to compare it to the holistic anthropology of Karl Barth in order to answer the question of whether the transition from one to the other is possible without the loss of the functions fulfilled by the soul.

Body Soul

Author: James Porter Moreland
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830815775
Size: 11.46 MB
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J. P. Moreland and Scott B. Rae present a reasonable and biblically accurate depiction of human nature through the lens of Christian dualism as it impinges on critical ethical concerns.

Panentheism The Other God Of The Philosophers

Author: John W. Cooper
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1585584045
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Panentheism has gained popularity among contemporary thinkers. This belief system explains that "all is in God"; as a soul is related to a body, so God is related to the world. In Panentheism--The Other God of the Philosophers, philosopher and theologian John Cooper traces the growth and evolution of this intricate theology from Plotinus to Alfred North Whitehead to the present. This landmark book--the first complete history of panentheism written in English--explores the subject through the lens of various thinkers, such as Plato, J├╝rgen Moltmann, Paul Tillich, Wolfhart Pannenberg, and Charles Hartshorne, and discusses how panentheism has influenced liberation, feminist, and ecological theologies. Cooper not only sketches the evolution of panentheism but also critiques it; ultimately, he offers a defense of classical theism. This book is for readers who care deeply about theology and think seriously about their faith.

Body Soul And Human Life

Author: Joel B. Green
Publisher: Paternoster Publishing
ISBN: STANFORD:36105133008420
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New Testament scholar and theologian Joel Green argues that a dualistic view of the human person is inconsistent with both science "and" Scripture.

Bodies And Souls Or Spirited Bodies

Author: Nancey Murphy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139448963
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Are humans composed of a body and a nonmaterial mind or soul, or are we purely physical beings? Opinion is sharply divided over this issue. In this clear and concise book, Nancey Murphy argues for a physicalist account, but one that does not diminish traditional views of humans as rational, moral, and capable of relating to God. This position is motivated not only by developments in science and philosophy, but also by biblical studies and Christian theology. The reader is invited to appreciate the ways in which organisms are more than the sum of their parts. That higher human capacities such as morality, free will, and religious awareness emerge from our neurobiological complexity and develop through our relation to others, to our cultural inheritance, and, most importantly, to God. Murphy addresses the questions of human uniqueness, religious experience, and personal identity before and after bodily resurrection.