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Experts from the fields of science, psychology, philosophy, and biblical studies seek to resolve the age-old debate---does man possess a soul that is distinct from the body? Fascinating comments on the failure of modern science to embrace the concept of the spirit and the consequent ramifications for all disciplines. 252 pages, softcover from Fortress.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 252 Vendor: Augsburg Fortress Publication Date: 1998 Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Winner of Prize for Outstanding Book in Theology and the Natural SciencesAs 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.