The Concept of the Soul: Scientific and Religious Perspectives

The Concept of the Soul: Scientific and Religious Perspectives

by Michael Fuller (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781443854894
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2014
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Fuller holds degrees in Chemistry and Theology. He is Pantonian Professor at the Theological Institute of the Scottish Episcopal Church, and an Honorary Fellow of New College, University of Edinburgh. He has published numerous articles on the interrelationships of science and religion, and is the author and editor of a number of books in this area, including Atoms and Icons, Is Religion Natural?, and two previous volumes in the CSP Conversations in Science and Religion series.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Concept of the Soul: Some Scientific and Religious Perspectives Michael Fuller 1

Chapter 1 The Nature of the Self and the Contemplation of Nature: Ecotheology and the History of the Soul Louise Hickman 5

Chapter 2 Catholicism, Materialism and the Soul Peter Hunter 29

Chapter 3 Mind, Soul, and the Cognitive Neurosciences Nancey Murphy 39

Chapter 4 The Brain, Consciousness and the Soul: Is the Brain All There Is? Chris Frith 55

Chapter 5 Does Jesus have a Soul? The Apollinarian Controversy Revisited Mark Harris 75

Chapter 6 Sacred Songs and Militant Materialists Peter Colyer 83

Chapter 7 Human Body, Divine Spirit: Placing Wolfhart Pannenberg's Anthropology and Pneumatology in the Context of Materialism George Medley III 97

Chapter 8 The Possibility of the Existence of the Soul, Despite the Impotence of Science to Disclose It Mehdi Nassaji 109

Chapter 9 The Venerability of Soul in Islamic Psychology Aemen Javairia Asma Hussain Khan 121

Epilogue: The Science and Religion Forum: A Short History Jeffrey Robinson 127

Contributors 131

Index 135

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