Soul : how we know it's real and why it matters

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Soul : how we know it's real and why it matters

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In a culture in which science is believed to hold the answers to every question, spiritual realities like the soul are often ignored or ridiculed. We are told that neuroscience holds the key to explaining every aspect of human behavior. Yet Christian philosopher J. P. Moreland argues that Scripture, sound philosophical reasoning, and everyday experience all point to the reality of an immaterial soul. Countering the arguments of both naturalists and Christian scholars who embrace a material-only view of humanity, Moreland demonstrates why it is both biblical and reasonable to believe humans are essentially spiritual beings. He also describes the various components of the soul and how Christians can nurture their souls as disciples of Christ. Moreland shows that neuroscience and the soul are not competing explanations of human activity, but that both coexist and influence one another.

ISBN

978-0802411006

Publication Date

3-1-2014

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Moody Publishers

City

Chicago

Keywords

Soul; Spirit; Theological anthropology; Religion and science; Consciousness;

Disciplines

Christianity | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Soul : how we know it's real and why it matters

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