Book Review: A Brief History of the Soul by Stewart Goetz and Charles Taliaferro Introduction: In the opening of the book, the authors lay their cards on the table. They briefly explain the difference between the opposing ideas of materialism and substance dualism and then state, “our aim is to set before you a brief history of the idea that we are embodied souls.” Their … [Read more...]
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Book Review: What is Man? by Wolfhart Pannenberg Introduction: Wolfhart Pannenburg was the Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Munich and is the author of several books on theology. The author's preface to the book explains that the eleven chapters found in the book originally come from a series of lectures that were presented in 1959/60. The lectures were … [Read more...]
Book Review: “What are human beings that you remember them?” Editor Clinton Wahlen Introduction: This book is a product of the Bible Research Institute and published by Herald Press. The book is a collection of essays that were presented and came out of the International Bible Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist’s. Each chapter is written by a separate author that … [Read more...]
Book Review: Heaven, Hell, and Hades: A Historical and Theological Survey of Personal Eschatology by Freeman Barton About the Author: The books back cover explains that Freeman Barton is the director of the Library at Oakland City (Ind.) College and associate professor in its Graduate School of Theology. He is the editor of an Adventist journal and the author of several … [Read more...]
About the Author: Warren Prestidge is a Baptist pastor who has taught at both Auckland University and secondary school. Warren has been a lecturer for the Bible College of New Zealand and Tyndale College. For two years Warren also directed a Bible College in the Philippines. Overview: This book is broken up into ten different chapters. The first three chapters discuss the … [Read more...]
Book Review of Soul-Searching: The Evolution of Judeo-Christian Thinking on the Soul and the Afterlife by Luke Jeffrey Janssen About the Author: Luke Jeffrey Jansen is a professor of medicine at McMaster University with a PhD in medical science and a master’s degree in theological studies. He is the author of over 150 scientific and theological publications, and blogs … [Read more...]
About the Author: Candida R. Moss is a graduate of Oxford and Yale universities, and she specialises in the study of the New Testament and martyrdom in early Christianity. Moss currently works as the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham. She is the author of several other books; The Other Christs: … [Read more...]
About the Author: Dr Samuele Bacchiocchi earned degrees in both England and the U.S.A. He is the author of several books and was the professor of church history and theology at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Bacchiocchi was a Seventh-day Adventist author and theologian whose work contributed to the study of the nature and destiny of … [Read more...]
Book review of Body, Soul and Life Everlasting: Biblical Anthropology and the Monism-dualism Debate by John Cooper About the Author: John Cooper is the professor of philosophical theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids Michigan. Cooper introduces the topic of Biblical anthropology by stating that at the time of Jesus, there were three views on the nature … [Read more...]
About Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who lived from 384-322 BCE. He is known as one of the greatest philosophers of antiquity along with his teacher Plato and Socrates. Aristotle lived in Athens where he established a career and wrote on a multitude of topics. His teacher Plato had established his own understanding of the soul and wrote about it in his book … [Read more...]