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 ...
Author: Warren S. Brown
Publisher: Fortress Press
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.
Soul as Form of the Body When people talk of "soul," they typically refer to a
separate essence of a person that may or ... What ever happened to the Christian
body? ... 1 2 Brown, Murphy, and Malony (eds), Whatever Happened to the Soul
Author: Mark Graves
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Does science argue against the existence of the human soul? Many scientists and scholars believe the whole is more than the sum of the parts. This book uses information and systems theory to describe the more that does not reduce to the parts. One sees this in the synapses - or apparently empty gaps between the neurons in one's brain-where informative relationships give rise to human mind, culture, and spirituality. Drawing upon the disciplines of cognitive science, computer science, neuroscience, general systems theory, pragmatic philosophy, and Christian theology, Mark Graves reinterprets the traditional doctrine of the soul as form of the body to frame contemporary scientific study of the human soul.
Anderson , Ray S . “ On Being Human : The Spiritual Saga of a Creaturely Soul . ”
In Whatever Happened to the Soul ? Scientific and Theological Portraits of
Human Nature , ed . Warren S . Brown , Nancey Murphy and H . Newton Malony ,
Author: Marian Maskulak
Publisher: Peter Lang
With a particular emphasis on the soul, this book explores Edith Stein's holistic conception of the human being's body-soul-spirit unity, which forms the foundation of her Christian anthropology and her view of human formation. Characterized by an unremitting attention to interconnections, Stein emerges as a forerunner of contemporary holistic approaches. Edith Stein and the Body-Soul-Spirit at the Center of Holistic Formation demonstrates the breadth and relevance of Stein's work by engaging her thought with the anthropological views of fellow phenomenologist John Paul II, Wilkie Au's perspectives on holistic spirituality and formation, and several nonreductionist, neuroscientific viewpoints of the human being. This book also makes available to the English reader a significant amount of material from Stein's untranslated works. Anyone interested in theological anthropology, holistic spirituality, human formation, the body-mind question, or Edith Stein studies will benefit from the wealth of material presented in this single book.
Author: Dilindile William MaphosaPublish On: 2011-10-25
whatever happened to our caring governors it is raining measly this season as
virus and pestilence wreaks havoc, running unabated, unchecked and wild to
severe both mother and child's mortal umbilical chord commonsense cries out
Author: Dilindile William Maphosa
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Echoes of a soul, is a collection of poems that describe life in its variety of colours and textures. From the changing of the seasons to the evolution of other life forms as seen in the socio political culture and the fallen human condition, all woven together in rich metaphor of plants, gardens, fruit, etc. While the poems evoke an in-expressible sense of longing for a better state of affairs as currently experienced, they nevertheless acknowledge some present good that may still be existent in the imperfect status quo and thus invoke hope for a better future. In that sense the author is not hopeless about the future, even as he is not satisfied with the present.
Brown, Warren S. “cognitive contributions to Soul.” in Warren S. Brown et al., Whatever Happened to the Soul?, 99–125. ———. “conclusion: Reconciling
Scientific and Biblical portraits of human Nature.” in Warren S. Brown et al.,
Author: Silas N. Langley
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What has Star Trek to do with eternal life? It provides the perfect metaphor for understanding the main Christian views concerning what happens to us when we die. In this book, Silas Langley uses the Star Trek transporter beam to explain five main Christian views about life after death. Each of us lives with some personal answer to the universal question of what comes after death. Even among Christians, views differ as to what exactly happens when we die. Meanwhile, the modern secular world increasingly challenges the possibility of life after death. How can we live again after we die if much of science and philosophy suggests that all that we are dies with our bodies? This book shows how each of these views responds to these challenges. Death, Resurrection, and Transporter Beams sorts out these disagreements and their biblical grounding. These differences matter, since they bear on who we are and how we are to live our lives. Readers will come away with a clearer understanding of their own beliefs on this topic, and with tools to enter into dialogue with people whose beliefs differ.
Whatever. Happened. to. the. Soul? A book with the title Soul: God, Self and the
New Cosmology has just come into the office of this journal for review.1 I was
struck by the title. Then I was struck with being struck by the title. What is so
Author: Patrick D. Miller
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
In this collection of his essays from the popular and respected journal Theology Today, longtime editor Patrick D. Miller offers insights into the basic human condition. His reflections range from popular culture (the popularity of Seinfeld) to political matters (the proper public role for the Ten Commandments) to the sublime (the connection between poetry and faith). The wit and wisdom of this internationally respected biblical scholar come through clearly in this collection.
the soul is an unnecessary hypothesis because it requires “the idea that man has
a disembodied soul,” there would be no reason to consult the authors of Whatever Happened to the Soul?, who build on a Christian understanding of the
Author: Richard J. Coleman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The last sixty years have witnessed a virtual explosion of interest in how modern science and traditional Christianity intersect. This new rapprochement with science has irrevocably altered how we think of God. It constitutes a foundation from which we cannot retreat, but from which we also cannot move forward until we examine the presumptions on which it is based. For the first time, Richard Coleman interprets in a clear and meaningful way the themes and practitioners that make this rapprochement different, and what it has achieved. But this book is more than description--it is an inquiry into whether Christian theology has lost its authentic voice by its singular focus on accommodating modern science.
The self-consciousness or the soul in the humanities, the brain or the genes in
the sciences — these are but a few of ... of Malcolm Jeeves, Nancey Murphy, and
Warren S. Brown in the book edited by them, Whatever Happened to the Soul?
Author: Malcolm A. Jeeves
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
For more than a decade developments in science have prompted wide-ranging discussions about human nature. Gone are the days when this subject was the preserve of theologians and philosophers; today the fields of genetics and neuroscience are shifting attention to the "biological basis of human nature. This engaging book takes readers straight to the intersection of religion and science, exploring what new scientific knowledge does and does not say about religious views on personhood. Written by an international, interdisciplinary team of scholars sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation, "From Cells to Souls -- and Beyond examines such questions as personal identity, the meaning of "human," the mind-body relationship, and subjective spiritual experience. Each topic is discussed against the backdrop of biblical theology with the relevant science made clear. The result is a fresh interpretation of the Christian doctrine of humankind true to both science and Scripture. Contributors: Diogenes Allen Warren S. Brown Gaius Davies Lindon Eaves Joel B. Green Malcolm Jeeves D. Gareth Jones David Parkes C. Michael Steel Alan J. Torrance Glenn Weaver Michael Welker Philip H. Wiebe
The Heracles is undramatic because every dramatic style has this natural
corollary, that whatever happens within human souls is projected into human
actions, movements, and gestures, and is thus made visible and palpable to the
Author: Georg Lukács
Publisher: Columbia University Press
György Lukacs was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher, writer, and literary critic who shaped mainstream European Communist thought. Soul and Form was his first book, published in 1910, and it established his reputation, treating questions of linguistic expressivity and literary style in the works of Plato, Kierkegaard, Novalis, Sterne, and others. By isolating the formal techniques these thinkers developed, Lukács laid the groundwork for his later work in Marxist aesthetics, a field that introduced the historical and political implications of text. For this centennial edition, John T. Sanders and Katie Terezakis add a dialogue entitled "On Poverty of Spirit," which Lukács wrote at the time of Soul and Form, and an introduction by Judith Butler, which compares Lukács's key claims to his later work and subsequent movements in literary theory and criticism. In an afterword, Terezakis continues to trace the Lukácsian system within his writing and other fields. These essays explore problems of alienation and isolation and the curative quality of aesthetic form, which communicates both individuality and a shared human condition. They investigate the elements that give rise to form, the history that form implies, and the historicity that form embodies. Taken together, they showcase the breakdown, in modern times, of an objective aesthetics, and the rise of a new art born from lived experience.
Malony (eds) 1998 Whatever Happened to the Soul? Scientific and Theological
Portraits of Human Nature (Minneapolis: Fortress). Broz, Ludek 1988 'The
Present Task of Theology', Communio Viatorum 31:1–30. Brunner, Emil 1951 '
The New ...
Author: Marc Cortez
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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.
May your whole spirit, soul and bodybe kept blameless at the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 5:23). Let us take a look at His goal for us, which is to
preserve soul, body, and spirit, which is to sanctify the whole person. We will
Author: Tom Gulbronson
Publisher: WestBow Press
"Tom Gulbronson is a rare combination: a man with the heart of a pastor and a mind like a steel trap. His well-trained mind allows him to delve deeply into the Word of God, and his pastor's heart distills what he has learned with care and compassion for others."--Amy Hollingsworth, author of The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers Many people today do not understand the grace of God and what they can become through the finished work of Christ. In this book, Dr. Gulbronson defines grace and how to appropriate it in our lives. The reader will discover the path to God's abundant grace. This book is written for anyone desiring the full benefits of the New Covenant. Many are still living under the Old Covenant and are not realizing true freedom in the finished work of Christ. The author takes us on a journey of discovering grace and how to walk in that grace. He sets the tone by beginning the book with expositions of the book of Galatians. He then shares how grace affected so many biblical figures. There are thirty-one chapters in this book, and by reading one chapter daily, this book can be completed in one month, which would complete a study in grace. This journey of grace can bring confidence, assurance, and hope to the believer. May each reader realize the grace of Christ and His finished work on the cross.
Author: Christopher L. FisherPublish On: 2010-02-03
... of Syncope Associated with Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmias.” Annals of
Internal Medicine 108 (1988) 791–96. Anderson, Ray S. “On Being Human: The
Spiritual Saga of a Creaturely Soul.” In Whatever Happened to the Soul?
Author: Christopher L. Fisher
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The medieval worldview that regarded human beings as at the center of God's plans for His universe has long been regarded as obsolete; its synthesis of Christian theology and Greek philosophy having collapsed under the weight of Copernicus, Galileo, and Darwin. The popular stereotype is that Science, both in the Copernican revolution that dethroned the earth-centered view of the cosmos and in subsequent developments in evolutionary theory and general relativity, has marginalized and trivialized human existence, revealing humanity's place in the cosmos to be accidental, peripheral, and ultimately meaningless. However, an investigation into both modern Christian theology and contemporary twenty-first century Science reveals just the opposite, providing solid evidence in the interdisciplinary dialogue concerning the significance of humanity within the universe. In this important study, Christopher Fisher analyzes several modern theologians, including Wolfhart Pannenberg, Karl Rahner, and John Zizioulas, to reveal how contemporary ecumenical theology is deeply and intrinsically committed to a high view of human cosmic significance as a consequence of Christianity's indelible Trinitarian and incarnational faith. Fisher then demonstrates how research in contemporary natural Science confirms this finding in its own way, as recent primate intelligence studies, artificial intelligence research, and even the quest for extra-terrestrial intelligence reveal the wonder of human uniqueness. A contemporary version of the teleological argument also resurfaces in consideration of cosmic evolutionary perspectives on human existence. Even ecological concerns take on a new poignancy with the realization that, among material creatures, only human beings are capable of addressing the world's situation. This interdisciplinary study uncovers the surprising coherence and convergence of Christian Theology and Natural Science on the subject of human existence and significance here at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and it highlights the very unique role of humanity in global and cosmic history.
This point remains whether understanding the soul from the perspective of a
dualist or that of a nonreductive materialist . Warren S . Brown , Nancey Murphy ,
and H . Newton Malony , eds . , Whatever Happened to the Soul ? Scientific and ...
Author: James C. Peterson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
"Genetic Turning Points is an outstanding study of the problem of genetic engineering and related ethical issues. It addresses difficult and sometimes technical matters in a style that is both clear and scholarly, and it provides valuable insights into issues that are being thrust to the fore by scientific progress. Genes store the directions for all life on earth. If you want to know where we might be going, read this book. It is a road map that can save you from many ill-fated journeys."--William R. Shea.
Was that soul trying to protect my family? Who was ... I look back to when I was
younger and at some incidents that happened, and kind of go, 'Ah-ha, now, I think
I understand.' I often wondered what ever happened to that soul at my old house.
The reapers police their own.” “But he stole souls. ... “Besides, we deal with
hellions who've stolen souls, and they're way more dangerous than rogue
reapers.” Madeline nodded. “It's not ... “Whatever happened to Mr. Beck's soul?” “
Author: Rachel Vincent
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Saving the world has never come easy— and Kaylee Cavanaugh's died to prove it… The final collection of New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series is packed with emotion, with intrigue, with secrets, with family—and above all, with love. Don't miss WITH ALL MY SOUL FEARLESS NIEDERWALD and a brand-new novella, LAST REQUEST Saving the world has never come easy—and Kaylee Cavanaugh's died to prove it… The final collection of New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's Soul Screamers series is packed with emotion, with intrigue, with secrets, with family—and above all, with love. Don't miss WITH ALL MY SOUL FEARLESS NIEDERWALD and a brand-new novella, LAST REQUEST
W. Brown, N. Murphy, and H. M. Maloney, eds., Whatever Happened to the Soul?
Scien- tific and Theological Portraits ofHuman Nature (Minneapolis: Fortress
Press, 1998); N. Murphy, Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies? (Cambridge: ...
Author: Michael Welker
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
This volume brings together leading theologians, biblical scholars, scientists, philosophers, ethicists, and others to explore the multidimensionality and depth of the human person. Moving away from dualistic (mind-body, spirit-flesh, naturalmental) anthropologies, the book's contributors examine human personhood in terms of a complex flesh-body-mind-heart-soul-conscience-reason-spirit spectrum. The Depth of the Human Person begins with a provocative essay on the question "Why is personhood conceptually difficult?" It then rises to the challenge of relating theological contributions on the subject to various scientific explorations. Finally, the book turns to contemporary theological-ethical challenges, discussing such subjects as human dignity, embodiment, gender stereotypes, and human personhood at the edges of life. Contributors: Maria Antonaccio Warren S. Brown Philip Clayton Volker Henning Drecoll Markus Hfner Origen V. Jathanna Malcolm Jeeves Isolde Karle Eiichi Katayanagi Andreas Kemmerling Stephan Kirste Bernd Oberdorfer John C. Polkinghorne Jeffrey P. Schloss Andreas Schle William Schweiker Gerd Theissen Gnter Thomas Frank Vogelsang Michael Welker
WHATEVER BECAME OF SIN? Lest this self-assessment seem overly harsh,
consider the words of G. K. Chesterton: “Whatever else is or is not true, this one
thing is certain—man is not what he was meant to be.” I'm sure I don't need to
Author: Ray Pritchard
Publisher: Moody Publishers
People have honest doubts and questions about God that deserve solid answers. With doubters, seekers, and skeptics in mind, Pastor Ray Pritchard has updated this best-selling presentation of the gospel in a clear, straightforward way using simple language and clear Scripture references.
However, she assures us, that they “do not teach body-soul dualism. ... The soul
cannot in effect be experienced by science, except by its spiritual activity. ...
Murphy has co-edited and contributed two chapters to Whatever Happened to ...
Author: Elahe Hessamfar
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
"Schizophrenia" is by many accounts the most devastating illness of our time. In this book, Elahe Hessamfar uses her personal encounter with her daughter's illness to bring the reader to experience the pain and anguish of those who suffer so intensely. She candidly discusses the gripping and dark realities her family has faced in the midst of this journey and exposes that the ride isn't easy, but it can be fruitful and purposeful, and it can be a journey of joy and peace if understood from the intended perspective. This is a fascinating and deeply theological portrayal of madness under the mighty hand of God. It challenges and awakens the reader to a heightened awareness about self, community, pain, brokenness, sin, grace, and redemption. This is the first truly biblically based, theological interpretation of madness in conversation with psychiatry and social sciences. Hessamfar passionately discusses the shortcomings of our current medical model of mental illness and directs the reader's attention to the mistreatment of those the medical community labels with "schizophrenia." She argues that not only is "schizophrenia" not pathological but it touches on the most fundamental fragilities of the human soul, and hence, it is a critical pastoral issue. Hessamfar offers tangible, inspiring, and life-changing solutions for those dealing with this most elusive and mysterious phenomenon--solutions that would bring hope and healing to the hopeless people chained in the abyss of madness.
divine plan; whatever happens, happens for the best in the best of possible
worlds (Voltaire's Candide). The world is off my shoulders, for it is really carried
by Fate and I am really in the lap of the gods, just as Plato's myth says. I am living
Author: James Hillman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
“[An] acute and powerful vision . . . offers a renaissance of humane values.”—Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life Plato called it “daimon,” the Romans “genius,” the Christians “guardian angel”; today we use such terms as “heart,” “spirit,” and “soul.” While philosophers and psychologists from Plato to Jung have studied and debated the fundamental essence of our individuality, our modern culture refuses to accept that a unique soul guides each of us from birth, shaping the course of our lives. In this extraordinary bestseller, James Hillman presents a brilliant vision of our selves, and an exciting approach to the mystery at the center of every life that asks, “What is it, in my heart, that I must do, be, and have? And why?” Drawing on the biographies of figures such as Ella Fitzgerald and Mohandas K. Gandhi, Hillman argues that character is fate, that there is more to each individual than can be explained by genetics and environment. The result is a reasoned and powerful road map to understanding our true nature and discovering an eye-opening array of choices—from the way we raise our children to our career paths to our social and personal commitments to achieving excellence in our time. Praise for The Soul’s Code “Champions a glorious sort of rugged individualism that, with the help of an inner daimon (or guardian angel), can triumph against all odds.”—The Washington Post Book World “[A] brilliant, absorbing work . . . Hillman dares us to believe that we are each meant to be here, that we are needed by the world around us.”—Publishers Weekly