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Body, Soul, and Human Life: The Nature of Humanity in the Bible
Green, Joel B.

Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2008 pp. xviii + 219. $19.99

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Studies in Theological Interpretation


Description: Are humans composed of a material body and an immaterial soul? This view is commonly held by Christians, yet it has been undermined by recent developments in neuroscience. Exploring what Scripture and theology teach about issues such as being in the divine image, the importance of community, sin, free will, salvation, and the afterlife, Joel Green argues that a dualistic view of the human person is inconsistent with both science and Scripture. This wide-ranging discussion is sure to provoke much thought and debate. Bestselling books have explored the relationship between body, mind, and soul. Now Joel Green provides us with a biblical perspective on these issues.

Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology

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Review by Robin Gallaher Branch
Published 3/12/2010
Citation: Robin Gallaher Branch, review of Joel B. Green, Body, Soul, and Human Life: The Nature of Humanity in the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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