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Literature Analysis and Cri All Categories. Board Book. Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting. Biblical Anthropology and the Monism-Dualism Debate. John Cooper. Add to Cart. First Things "A spirited, erudite, and convincing defense of the orthodox Christian understanding of the immortality of the soul. Alvin Plantinga " Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting is careful, thoughtful, and thorough; it provides a much-needed antidote to the facile endorsements of mind-body monism so characteristic of contemporary theology and philosophy. Philosophy of Religion "A clearly written, well-argued defense of mind-body dualism.
Anyone with interest in the religious implications of alternative theories of mind, and especially the bearing of these theories on convictions about the afterlife, will find Cooper's work valuable. Religious Studies Review "Cooper's overview of the debate and logical analysis of the issues involved are admirable.
This book will be of interest to scholars of biblical anthropology and eschatology. The Thomist "Cooper provides the exhilarating prospect of permitting us to remain properly and fashionably 'holistic' about human nature while yet affirming the 'dualism' implicit in Scripture and tradition.
Cogent and illuminating. Theology Today "In a time when the traditional theological distinction between soul and body, or between spiritual and corporeal aspects of human nature, has frequently been dismissed as an unbiblical and psychologically untenable dualism, John Cooper offers a balanced and well-constructed argument in defense of the traditional perspective.
The Current Body-Soul Debate: A Case For Dualistic Holism -- By: John W. Cooper
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The Old Testament notion of ghostly survival in Sheol, eventually augmented with an affirmation of bodily resurrection, is developed by the Holy Spirit into the New Testament revelation of fellowship with Christ between each believer's death and the general resurrection at Christ's return. An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.