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Body & Soul

J P MorelandScott B Rae

Body & Soul

J P MorelandScott B Rae

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While most people throughout history have believed that we are both physical and spiritual beings, the rise of science has called the existence of the soul into question. Even many Christian intellectuals have come to view the soul as an unbiblical Greek concept. This vigorous philosophical and ethical defense of dualism will be a touchstone for discussion for years to come. 384 pages, from IVP.

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About "Body & Soul"

While most people throughout history have believed that we are both physical and spiritual beings, the rise of science has called the existence of the soul into question. Even many Christian intellectuals have come to view the soul as an unbiblical Greek concept. This vigorous philosophical and ethical defense of dualism will be a touchstone for discussion for years to come. 384 pages, from IVP.
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In this careful and thoughtful treatment J.P. Moreland and Scott B. Rae provide a reasonable and biblically accurate depiction of human personhood, relating it to crucial ethical concerns that affect each of us.
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While most people throughout history have believed that we are both physical and spiritual beings, the rise of science has called into question the existence of the soul. Many now argue that neurophysiology demonstrates the radical dependence, indeed, identity, between mind and brain. Advances in genetics and in mapping human DNA, some say, show there is no need for the hypothesis of body-soul dualism. Even many Christian intellectuals have come to view the soul as a false Greek concept that is outdated and unbiblical. Concurrent with the demise of dualism has been the rise of advanced medical technologies that have brought to the fore difficult issues at both edges of life. Central to questions about abortion, fetal research, reproductive techologies, cloning and euthanasia is our understanding of the nature of human personhood, the reality of life after death and the value of ethical or religious knowledge as compared to scientific knowledge. In this careful treatment, J. P. Morelan
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Meet the Authors

J P Moreland

J. P. Moreland, Ph.D., (University of Southern California) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He also serves as director of Eidos Christian Center. He has written, edited or contributed to twenty books with publishers ranging from Oxford University Press, Routledge, Wadsworth and Prometheus Books to Zondervan and InterVarsity Press. Among his books are Christianity and the Nature of Science, Does God Exist? (with Kai Nielsen) and Philosophical Naturalism: A Critical Analysis. He has also written helpful apologetic books for thinking people which include Body and Soul, Philosophical Foundations of a Christian Worldview, The Creation Hypothesis, Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult, The God Conversation and To Everyone an Answer. Most recently he has authored The Lost Virtue of Happiness and In Search of a Confident Faith with Klaus Issler.

Scott B Rae

Scott B. Rae (PhD, University of Southern California) is professor of Christian ethics at Talbot School of Theology at Los Angeles. Dr. Rae is the author of The Ethics of Commercial Surrogate Motherhood, (Praeger Publishing); Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics,( Zondervan); Brave New Families: Biblical Ethics and Reproductive Technologies, (Baker); Beyond Integrity: A Judeo-Christian Approach to Business Ethics (Zondervan) with Kenman L. Wong; Bioethics: A Christian Approach in a Pluralistic Age (Eerdmans); and On Human Persons: Metaphysical and Ethical Reflections (Intervarsity Press) with J.P. Moreland.

Dr. Rae serves as ethics consultant for Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, California; Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, California; Corona Regional Medical Center, Corona, California; Santa Ana Hospital, Santa Ana, California; and Coastal Communities Hospital, Santa Ana, California.

He is a fellow of The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and a member of the American Society of Bioethics and the Humanities
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Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • part 1: Metaphysical Reflections On Human Personhood
  • 1. Establishing A Framework For Approaching Human Personhood
  • 2. Human Persons As Substances Or Property-things
  • 3. Human Persons In Naturalist & Complementarian Perspectives
  • 4. Substance Dualism & The Human Person: Free Agency
  • 5. Substance Dualism & The Human Person: Personal Identity
  • 6. Substance Dualism & The Body: Heredity, Dna & The Soul
  • part 2: Ethical Reflections On Human Personhood
  • 7. The Moral & Metaphysical Status Of The Unborn: Abortion & Fetal Research
  • 8. Reproductive Techologies In Substance-dualist Perspective
  • 9. Genetic Technologies & Human Cloning
  • 10. Euthanasia, Physician-assisted Suicide & Care Of Persons At The End Of Life
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 143833
  • Product Code 0830815775
  • EAN 9780830815777
  • Pages 384
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Apr 2000
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 27 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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