Jan 30 • 1HR 24M

When the person becomes a soul (Jim Paul)

Jim Paul reflects on biblical anthropology, embodiment and Christian mission

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This lecture explores the way both church and Western culture have interpreted the Biblical word soul (nephesh) through a Greek philosophical paradigm, leading to a strong body-soul dualism which reduces the real person to a state of inner consciousness. This has led Christians to be disengaged from the worlds around us of nature and culture, and is the great-great-great-grandfather of transgender theory where our inner psychological sense of ourselves trumps our physicality.

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