Whatever Happened To The Soul?

Whatever Happened To The Soul?

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by Warren Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800631412

ISBN-13: 9780800631413

Pub. Date: 11/04/1998

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

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,

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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:
11/04/1998
Series:
Theology and the Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
611,209
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1Human Nature: Historical, Scientific, and Religious Issues1
2Human Nature: One Evolutionist's View31
3A Genetic View of Human Nature49
4Brain, Mind, and Behavior73
5Cognitive Contributions to Soul99
6Nonreductive Physicalism: Philosophical Issues127
7"Bodies - That Is, Human Lives": A Re-Examination of Human Nature in the Bible149
8On Being Human: The Spiritual Saga of a Creaturely Soul175
9A Moral Case for Nonreductive Physicalism195
10Conclusion: Reconciling Scientific and Biblical Portraits of Human Nature213
Bibliography229
Index245

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Whatever Happened to the Soul?: Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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.