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The Depth of the Human Person
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Michael Welker
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POD; Published: 6/30/2014
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6979-1
Price: $ 46.50
406 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Illuminating perspectives on personhood from a worldwide array of interdisciplinary scholars

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.

  • Maria Antonaccio
  • Warren S. Brown
  • Philip Clayton
  • Volker Henning Drecoll
  • Markus Höfner
  • Origen V. Jathanna
  • Malcolm Jeeves
  • Isolde Karle
  • Eiichi Katayanagi
  • Andreas Kemmerling
  • Stephan Kirste
  • Bernd Oberdorfer
  • John C.  Polkinghorne
  • Jeffrey P. Schloss
  • Andreas Schüle
  • William Schweiker
  • Gerd Theissen
  • Günter Thomas
  • Frank Vogelsang
  • Michael Welker
Network Review
"This wide-ranging volume features many prominent theologians and philosophers on their understanding of the human person. . . . Although primarily aimed at scholars, general readers interested in the theme will benefit greatly from these sophisticated discussions."
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!"