Posted By MSH on January 22, 2010
In the last post I introduced the basic positions on the mind-body debate.† Here are three good articles on the issue that I’d also recommend reading:
- The Dialogue Between Neuroscience and Theology, by Dr. Alan J. Gijspers (physician)
- Scientific Perspectives on Christian Anthropology, by Dr. Nancey Murphy (Dr. Murphy teaches at Fuller Seminary and is perhaps the leading evangelical proponent of the non-reductive physicalism view; she is one of the guest speakers at the upcoming regional ETS meeting (Pacific Northwest) that I’ve organized)
- Neuroscience, Theology, and Unintended Consequences, by Dr. David Siemens (philosopher; this article is a critique of non-reductive physicalism with a particular concern with the doctrine of the incarnation)
Again, the point is that we’ve now been through all the biblical data — so which of these scientific/philosophical view(s) is/are possibly reconcilable with that data, and which seems most coherent in that regard?