This volume brings together leading theologians, biblical scholars, scientists, philosophers, ethicists, and others to explore the multidimensionality and depth of the human person. Moving away from dualistic (mind-body, spirit-flesh, naturalmental) anthropologies, the book's contributors examine human personhood in terms of a complex flesh-body-mind-heart-soul-conscience-reason-spirit spectrum.
The Depth of the Human Person begins with a provocative essay on the question "Why is personhood conceptually difficult?" It then rises to the challenge of relating theological contributions on the subject to various scientific explorations. Finally, the book turns to contemporary theological-ethical challenges, discussing such subjects as human dignity, embodiment, gender stereotypes, and human personhood at the edges of life.
Warren S. Brown
Volker Henning Drecoll
Origen V. Jathanna
John C. Polkinghorne
Jeffrey P. Schloss
Michael Welker is professor and chair of systematic theologyand executive director of the Research Centre forInternational and Interdisciplinary Theology at the Universityof Heidelberg, Germany. His previous books includeThe Spirit in Creation and New Creation andThe Work of the Spirit.
Mission Today “Makes invaluable contributions to theological anthropology. . . . The contributions in this book are the type of writings we hungrily look for when we wish to holistically expand our anthropological horizon from a vigorous biblical-theological-scientific perspective. More such interdisciplinary works are always welcome!”
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