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What About the Soul

Abingdon Press / 2004 / Paperback

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Few people are aware of a groundbreaking scientific innovation currently underway among neurobiologists? This revolution has completely rewritten our understanding of who we are by posing fundamental challenges to traditional Christian theology. Contributors include: Bill T. Amold, Joel B. Green, Charles E. Gutenson, William Hasker, Virginia T. Holeman, Malcoln Jeeves, Gareth D. Jones, Patrick Miller, Stuart L. Palmer, Michael Rynkiewich, and Lawson G. Stone.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2004
ISBN: 0687023459
ISBN-13: 9780687023455
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Everyone knows about the rocky relationship between science and theology brought about by the revolutionary proposals of Copernicus and Darwin. Fewer people know about an equally revolutionary scientific innovation that is currently under way among neurobiologists. This revolution in brain research has completely rewritten our understanding of who we are. It poses fundamental challenges to traditional Christian theology. According to the scientific worldview that now dominates, it is no longer necessary to speak of a soul or spirit as distinct from the functions of the brain. Nor is it possible from the scientific point of view to biologically distinguish humans from animals. How then, are we to answer the fundamental theological question? Who am I? What am I doing here? Why do I do what I do? In more classical theological terms, what does it mean to be saved? How am I responsible for my behavior? What is the meaning of resurrection? What happens when I die? Contributors: Bill T. Arnold, D. Gareth  Jones, Joel B. Green, Patrick D. Miller, Charles E. Gutenson, Stuart L. Palmer, William Hasker, Michael Rynkiewich, Virginia T. Holeman, Lawson G. Stone, Malcolm Jeeves.

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Joel B. Green is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Fuller Theological Seminary. Author of many books, he is alsoa General Editor of the Wesley Study Bible and the Common English Bible.

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