The Table

Topic: Naturalism

  • Feminism, Transhumanism, and Theological Anthropology

    By Charles TaliaferroAugust 14, 2015

    Philosopher Charles Taliaferro responds to feminist critiques of Christian philosophical perspectives using Anselmian "perfect being" theology. 

    This is Part 2 of our series on Theological Anthropology, "What Is Man, That Thou Art Mindful of Him?"

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  • Following Jesus, Believing in the Soul

    By Mike SanbornFebruary 9, 2015

    "When I talk with people at my church about the implications of neuroscience on Christian faith, and I tell them that there are serious Christians who do not believe that we have souls, they look at me with bewilderment."

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  • What is Man?: Theological Boundaries for the Scientific Task of Psychology

    By Bruce DemarestMarch 10, 2014

    "Only a biblically and theologically informed understanding of the human person as so created, fallen and potentially redeemed through Christ facilitates the goal of human wholeness and holiness."

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  • Can the Soul Interact with the Body?

    By Alexander PrussAugust 19, 2013

    Could we have non-physical souls that control our bodies by causing effects in the brain that propagate via the nervous system to our muscles? Contemporary naturalist philosophers—philosophers who understand the world solely in terms of physical causes—have three main objections to this idea. Philosopher Alexander Pruss (Baylor University) considers these objections, with attention on what has been called the "Closure Principle," which is the principle that the physical world is explanatorily closed—the explanations of physical states of affairs are always physical in nature. He concludes that the Closure Principle is false, and doesn't provide an objection to the interaction of soul and body.

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