We humans have a tendency to think of ourselves more immaterially and ethereally than we ought. "Moral philosophers... have tended to imagine human beings as “continuously rational, healthy, and untroubled”—as rather angelic beings, you might say. Certainly not lower than angels." Historian Eric Miller reflects on the humble and beautiful reality of our contingent, embodied existence.
"[H]as the field of psychology developed an understanding of human functioning that is distinct from that revealed to us in Scripture? The answer is a resounding Yes." Psychologist James Beck comments on the value of psychology to Christian spirituality.
Christianity maintains that our true home is in heaven, with God. Will we be ghosts—that is, souls—without bodies there? C.S. Lewis seems to suggest not.
Theologian and biblical scholar Ben Blackwell reflects on the place of theosis—real union with God—in the process of salvation.
This is Part 5 of our series on Theological Anthropology, "What Is Man, That Thou Art Mindful of Him?"
Philosopher and theologian Glenn Peoples defends a Christian materialist account of the Incarnation.
This is Part 4 of our series on Theological Anthropology, "What Is Man, That Thou Art Mindful of Him?"
Theologian Fr. David Vincent Meconi writes on the meaning and theology of human embodiment, looking through the lens of historical theology, tradition, and theological anthropology.
This is Part 3 of our series on Theological Anthropology, "What Is Man, That Thou Art Mindful of Him?"
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