I’m reading through Body, Soul, and Human Life: The Nature of Humanity in the Bible by Joel B. Green. Utilizing philosophical categories, scientific findings from neuroscience, theological savvy, and a keen exegesis of the relevant biblical data, Green argues that humans are not, after all, a composite made up of parts (body, soul, spirit / body, soul / material, immaterial), each with a distinct ontological status or each falling into[ continue reading ]

Many years ago I was intrigued with and influenced by John W. Cooper’s excellent Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting: Biblical Anthropology and the Monism-Dualism Debate. It nicely canvasses the historical, biblical, and philosophical landscape arguing for a view of human nature Cooper labels “holistic dualism.” At the time it was one of the best treatments available on showing that all humans are essentially composed of two parts, body and soul.[ continue reading ]