Whatever Happened To The Soul?

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Overview

Winner of Prize for Outstanding Book in Theology and the Natural Sciences

As science crafts increasingly detailed accounts of human nature, what has become of the soul?

This collaborative project strives for greater consonance between contemporary science and Christian faith. Outstanding scholars in biology, genetics, neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy, theology, biblical studies, and ethics join here to offer contemporary accounts of human nature consistent with Christian teaching. Their central theme is a nondualistic account of the human person that does not consider the "soul" an entity separable from the body; scientific statements about the physical nature of human beings are about exactly the same entity as are theological statements concerning the spiritual nature of human beings.

For all those interested in fundamental questions of human identity posed by the present context, this volume will provide a fascinating and authoritative resource.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800631413
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/4/1998
  • Series: Theology and the Sciences Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 455,920
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Warren Brown
Warren Brown
Warren Brown has a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and a J.D. and master’s degree from The George Washington University. After establishing a career in health education and law, he realized his calling was in the kitchen and starting baking. In 2002 he opened his bakery, CakeLove, and LoveCafe followed in 2003. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1 Human Nature: Historical, Scientific, and Religious Issues 1
2 Human Nature: One Evolutionist's View 31
3 A Genetic View of Human Nature 49
4 Brain, Mind, and Behavior 73
5 Cognitive Contributions to Soul 99
6 Nonreductive Physicalism: Philosophical Issues 127
7 "Bodies - That Is, Human Lives": A Re-Examination of Human Nature in the Bible 149
8 On Being Human: The Spiritual Saga of a Creaturely Soul 175
9 A Moral Case for Nonreductive Physicalism 195
10 Conclusion: Reconciling Scientific and Biblical Portraits of Human Nature 213
Bibliography 229
Index 245
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2000

    excellent book!

    The contributors to this book have really done their homework in order to put together an excellent scholastic work that bridges the works of psychology, theology, and philosophy with the hard sciences. This book really should be a must read for those going in to the soul professions (theology, philosophy, psychology). One of the most impressive facets of this book is that it deals with sensitive and controversial issues in a bold, yet sensitive manner. The book integrates the good levels of scholarship from the different fields.

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