Whatever Happened to the Soul?: Scientific and Theological Portraits of Human Nature

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Warren S. Brown, Nancey C. Murphy, H. Newton Malony
Fortress Press, 1997 M12 1 - 252 páginas
As science crafts 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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Contenido

Human Nature Historical Scientific and Religious Issues
1
Ancient Philosophy
2
Early Christian Sources
4
Early Modern Science
6
Philosophy of Mind
8
Recent Science
11
Developments in Theology and Biblical Studies
19
Where Do We Stand?
24
Physicalism and Reductionism
128
Empirical Support for Nonreductive Physicalism
139
A NonreductivePhysicalist Account of Religious Experience
143
Conclusion
148
Bodies That Is Human Lives A ReExamination of Human Nature in the Bible
149
The Human Person and the Scriptures of Israel
155
The Human Person and Hellenism
159
Human Nature in Luke
163

Human Nature One Evolutionists View
31
Humankinds Biological Origins
33
An Evolutionary Account of Ethics
40
The Road Traversed
48
A Genetic View of Human Nature
49
The Formation of a Genetic View
50
Pathways from Genes to Behaviors
54
Genes and Cognitive Abilities
58
Genes and Personality
62
Implications of this Genetic View
68
Brain Mind and Behavior
73
Gaining Perspective
75
The Contemporary Scene
79
What Does It All Imply?
87
Conclusions
97
Cognitive Contributions to Soul
99
Human Cognition Personal Relatedness and an Emergent Soul
101
Critical Cognitive Capacities for Personal Relatedness
103
Conclusion
125
Nonreductive Physicalism Philosophical Issues
127
Human Nature in Paul
169
Implications and Discussion Points
172
On Being Human The Spiritual Saga of a Creaturely Soul
175
Biblical Portraits of Human Nature Terms and Images
177
Points of Clarification with Suggested Conclusions
182
Theological Portraits of Human Nature Old and New
183
Theological Issues and Perspectives
185
SelfIdentity Mortality Resurrection of the Body
188
A Moral Case for Nonreductive Physicalism
195
The Purported Moral Achievements of Dualism
197
Adverse Moral Consequences of Nonmaterial Souls
203
Christian Ethics in Nonreductive Physicalism
210
Conclusion Reconciling Scientific and Biblical Portraits of Human Nature
213
Nonreductive Human Science
215
Physicalist Theology
223
The Practical Value of Nonreductive Physicalism
227
Bibliography
229
Index
245
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