Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies (Title in translation: Human nature: the perspective of science, philosophy, and Christian theology)

This book provides a comprehensive examination of diverse perspectives on human nature, encompassing theories proposed by philosophers, empirical scientists, and insights from Christian scripture.

This book begins by exploring Christian theological perspectives on human nature, considering the influence of the Trinity theory and the religious reformations that occurred in Christianity following the Middle Ages. It subsequently delves into the insights of Greek philosophers, including Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and post-Renaissance philosophers.

The author proceeds to examine human nature from a medical and neurological standpoint, providing an account of human nature through the lens of modern science, biology, and physics.

Within this context, the author explores themes of human autonomy and free will, the distinction between humans and God, human actions, human morality, personal identity, psychological identity, and religious identity. Various accounts are compared and analyzed to provide a comprehensive understanding of these concepts.


Nancey Murphy


Ali Shahbazi, Seyyed Mohsen Eslami

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