Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting Biblical Anthropology and the Monism-Dualism Debate

ISBN-10: 0802846009

ISBN-13: 9780802846006

Edition: 2000

Authors: John W. Cooper

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List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Preface to the Second Printingp. xv
Introduction: The Body-Soul Question: Still A Vexing Problemp. 1
Traditional Christian Anthropology and Its Modern Criticsp. 7
Early Christian Views of the Afterlifep. 7
Dualistic Anthropologiesp. 10
Augustinep. 10
Thomas Aquinasp. 11
John Calvinp. 13
Rene Descartesp. 14
Conclusionp. 15
Nondualistic Philosophical Anthropologiesp. 16
Thomas Hobbes and Materialismp. 16
Baruch Spinoza and Dual-Aspect Monismp. 18
Conclusionp. 20
The Scientific Challenge to Dualismp. 21
The Challenge to Dualism from Biblical Scholarshipp. 23
The Historical-Theological Challenge to Dualismp. 25
The Challenge to Dualism from Christian Orthopraxisp. 26
Conclusionp. 31
Old Testament Anthropology: The Holistic Emphasisp. 33
Introduction: The State of the Debatep. 33
Traditional Christian Dualismp. 33
Modern Christian Antidualismp. 34
Some Questionsp. 36
The Holistic Emphasis of the Old Testamentp. 37
Antidualist Emphasesp. 37
Old Testament Anthropological Termsp. 38
Preliminary Results for the Holism-Dualism Debatep. 43
Philosophical Reflectionsp. 45
The Old Testament, Holism, and Monismp. 45
The Old Testament and Philosophical Anthropologyp. 49
Old Testament Anthropology: The Dualistic Implicationp. 52
The Old Testament View of Existence after Deathp. 52
Introduction: The Rephaim in Sheolp. 52
Sheolp. 54
Existence in Sheolp. 55
Terminology for the Deadp. 59
Hope Beyond the Grave; Resurrectionp. 62
Philosophical Reflection: Holistic Dualismp. 66
Clarifying the Anthropological Imagep. 66
Dualism: The Inescapable Implication of Existence in Sheolp. 69
Holistic Dualism: Philosophical Implication of Old Testament Anthropologyp. 70
The Anthropology of Intertestamental Eschatologyp. 73
Introductionp. 73
Intertestamental Views of the Afterlifep. 74
Old Testament Backgroundp. 74
Sheol and the Sadduceesp. 76
The Immortality of the Soulp. 77
Varieties of Resurrectionp. 78
The Intermediate Statep. 81
Hellenistic Dualism?p. 85
Where Are the Dead? A Topography of the Afterlifep. 86
The Phariseesp. 89
Summary and Conclusionsp. 91
The Monism-Dualism Debate about New Testament Anthropologyp. 94
Introductionp. 94
A Preliminary Assessment of the Case for Dualismp. 96
A Preliminary Assessment of the Case for Monismp. 99
The Key Issue: What Happens When We Die?p. 104
An Intermediate State Presupposes Dualismp. 104
Alternative One: Immediate Resurrectionp. 106
Alternative Two: Extinction-Re-creationp. 107
The Strategy for Concluding the Debatep. 108
Anthropology And Personal Eschatology in the New Testament: The Non-Pauline Writingsp. 110
Introduction: Refining the Terms of the Debatep. 110
Dualism in the Anthropological Terminologyp. 112
"Spirit"p. 112
"Soul"p. 115
Summary on "Soul" and "Spirit"p. 119
Is There a Non-Pauline Eschatology?p. 119
The Time of the Resurrectionp. 120
The God of the Livingp. 121
The Transfigurationp. 122
The Rich Man and Lazarusp. 124
Jesus and the Thief on the Crossp. 127
Where Was Jesus Between Good Friday and Easter Sunday?p. 129
Provisional Conclusionp. 132
Anthropology And Personal Eschatology in the New Testament: The Pauline Epistlesp. 134
Introductionp. 134
Relevant Pauline Textsp. 135
Acts 23:6-8p. 135
I Thessalonians 4:13-18p. 137
I Corinthians 15p. 139
II Corinthians 5:1-10p. 141
II Corinthians 12:1-4p. 149
Philippians 1:21-24p. 151
The Time of the Resurrection in Philippians and Romansp. 153
Conclusionsp. 154
Paulp. 154
The New Testament as a Wholep. 156
New Testament Eschatology and Philosophical Anthropologyp. 158
Introductionp. 158
The Intermediate State and Dualismp. 159
Immediate Resurrection: Monism or Dualism?p. 164
Monism, Re-creation, and the Problem of Personal Identityp. 169
Conclusionp. 177
Practical And Theological Objections against Dualismp. 179
Introduction: The Case Is Not Completely Closedp. 179
Objection One: Dualism Undermines Christian Orthopraxisp. 180
The Problemp. 180
Religious Dualismp. 182
Axiological Dualismp. 184
Functional Dualismp. 187
Social Dualismp. 190
Conclusionp. 190
Objection Two: At Death We Pass out of Time; There Is No Intermediate Statep. 191
Objection Three: The Whole Person Does Not Diep. 194
Objection Four: An Immortal Soul Is Postulatedp. 196
Objection Five: Dualism Is a Result of the Fall; It Is Not Inherent in Creationp. 198
Objection Six: The Bible Depicts the Dead as Bodily Beings, Not Immaterial Spiritsp. 200
Conclusionp. 202
Holistic Dualism, Science, and Philosophyp. 204
Introduction: The Final Topic of Debatep. 204
Dualism and Sciencep. 205
Brain Physiologyp. 205
Psychologyp. 209
The Question of Holismp. 210
The Psychology of Near-Death Experiencesp. 212
Anthropological Dualism in Philosophyp. 215
Introductionp. 215
John Cobb and Process Philosophyp. 216
Richard Swinburne and Dualistic Interactionismp. 220
Pope John Paul II and Lublin Thomismp. 222
Herman Dooyeweerd and Neo-Calvinist Philosophyp. 226
Summaryp. 230
Final Conclusion: Holistic Dualism Vindicatedp. 230
Index of Subjectsp. 233
Index of Authorsp. 236
Index of Scripture Referencesp. 239
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