Monday, January 03, 2005

I'm a Soul Man

Okay, here is my question:

Do you believe that something of us exists after the body is deceased?


Vaughn said...

Well, I think that, historically, the Christian hope has been in a resurrection just like Jesus. I'm not sure that this necessitates a dualist understanding of the body/soul. So, personally, I feel quite comfortable with Nancy Murphy's proposal of a non-reductive phyicalism. When I die, I will hope to someday be resurrected (but in the meantime, I will be dead).

Gideon Strauss said...

Yeah ... what happens between death and resurrection is the big problem for a unitary view of the human person. This is one take one it: that the point is the resurrection of the body which we confess. And that the interim state is not a soul sleep or a soul anything but a mysterious conscious existence in which we are somehow maintained by God ... but about which the Bible tells us very little. What do you think?