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What Does It Mean to Be a Bodily Soul?

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Charles Stephen Evans, Brandon Rickabaugh

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Evangelical scholars have recently offered criticisms of mind-body dualism from the disciplines of theology, philosophy, and neuroscience. We offer several arguments as to why these reasons for abandoning mind-body dualism fail. Additionally, we offer a positive thesis, a dualism that brings together the best aspects of the Cartesian view and the Thomistic view of human persons. The result is a substance dualism that treats the nature of embodiment quite seriously. This view explains why we, as souls, require a resurrected body as well as accounting for the great good of our embodiment in general. A human person is at the same time wholly soul and yet fully bodily.
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-330
JournalPhilosophia Christi
Volume17
Issue number2
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

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