Faith & the Mind Body Problem


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   Historically the doctrine of the existence of the soul (and body)--that there are fundamentally two type of things, material and spiritual--has enjoyed a long legacy in Christian theology. Not until the middle of the 20th century did this begin to change. Now there are Christian theologians who hold or claim to hold a high view of the Bible who have become  materialists with regard to this or if they are dualists they are property dualists. There are others still in the community who hold the more traditional view and are substance dualists. To get some background on this history you’re encouraged to view John Cooper’s podcast on the “Substance Dualism Podcast” tab (above). Just click on that tab and scroll until you find his video Podcast...and enjoy. It’s a good place to start, but not the last place you should look.

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