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Number of Pages: 243
Vendor: T&T Clark
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 9.2 X 6.4 X 0.9 (inches)|
Series: T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology
The Brain, the Mind, and the Person Within: The Enduring Mystery of the SoulMark CosgroveKregel Academic / 2018 / Trade Paperback$13.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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The book explores the relationship between Christology and theological anthropology through the lens provided by the theology of Karl Barth and the mind/body discussion in contemporary philosophy of mind. It thus comprises two major sections. The first develops an understanding of Karl Barth's theological anthropology focusing on three major facets: (1) the centrality of Jesus Christ for any real understanding of human persons; (2) the resources that such a christologically determined view of human nature has for engaging in interdisciplinary discourse; and (3) the ontological implications of this approach for understanding the mind/body relationship.
The second part draws on this theological foundation to consider the implications that Christological anthropology has for analyzing and assessing several prominent ways of explaining the mind/body relationship. Specifically, it interacts with two broad categories of theories: nonreductive' forms of physicalism and holistic' forms of dualism. After providing a basic summary of each, the book applies the insights gained from Barth's anthropology to ascertain the extent to which the two approaches may be considered christologically adequate.