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From Cells to Souls--And Beyond : Changing Portraits of Human Nature :  Changing Portraits of Human Nature - Malcolm Jeeves

From Cells to Souls--And Beyond : Changing Portraits of Human Nature

Changing Portraits of Human Nature

By: Malcolm Jeeves (Editor)

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For more than a decade developments in science have prompted wide-ranging discussions about human nature. Gone are the days when this subject was the preserve of theologians and philosophers; today the fields of genetics and neuroscience are shifting attention to the "biological basis of human nature. This engaging book takes readers straight to the intersection of religion and science, exploring what new scientific knowledge does and does not say about religious views on personhood.

Written by an international, interdisciplinary team of scholars sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation, "From Cells to Souls -- and Beyond examines such questions as personal identity, the meaning of "human," the mind-body relationship, and subjective spiritual experience. Each topic is discussed against the backdrop of biblical theology with the relevant science made clear. The result is a fresh interpretation of the Christian doctrine of humankind true to both science and Scripture.

Contributors: Diogenes Allen
Warren S. Brown
Gaius Davies
Lindon Eaves
Joel B. Green
Malcolm Jeeves
D. Gareth Jones
David Parkes
C. Michael Steel
Alan J. Torrance
Glenn Weaver
Michael Welker
Philip H. Wiebe

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. viii
Brain, Mind, and Person: Cloning and Questions of Identityp. 1
The Emergence of Personsp. 11
The Vulnerability of Persons: Religion and Neurologyp. 34
Neurobiological Embodiment of Spirituality and Soulp. 58
Embodied Spirituality: Experiences of Identity and Spiritual Suffering among Persons with Alzheimer's Dementiap. 77
Genetic and Social Influences on Religion and Valuesp. 102
Spiritual Awareness, Personality, and Illnessp. 123
Visual Experiences and Mental States: Understanding Christic Visionsp. 146
Persons in Philosophical and Biblical Perspectivep. 165
What Does It Mean to Be Human? Another Chapter in the Ongoing Interaction of Science and Scripturep. 179
What Is a Person?p. 199
The Addressee of Divine Sustenance, Rescue, and Elevation: Toward a Nonreductive Understanding of Human Personhoodp. 223
Toward a Composite Portrait of Human Naturep. 233
Contributorsp. 250
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ISBN: 9780802809858
ISBN-10: 0802809855
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: April 2004
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.38