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Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting: Biblical Anthropology and the Monism-Dualism Debate

, 2000
ISBN: 9780802846006


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John Cooper writes in the preface to this volume, “Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting was written to remind thoughtful Christians that some sort of “dualistic” anthropology is entailed by the biblical teaching of the intermediate state, a doctrine that is affirmed by the vast majority in historic Christianity. The book makes the case that as Holy Scripture progressively discloses what happens to humans when they die, it teaches not only that each of us will undergo bodily resurrection, but that believers continue to exist “with the Lord” until the resurrection.… The argument of the book is mainly exegesis and theological reflection on Scripture, only touching on some of the philosophical aspects of the body-soul or mind-body problem.”

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  • Title: Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting: Biblical Anthropology and the Monism-Dualism Debate
  • Author: John W. Cooper
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2000
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Man (Theology) › Biblical teaching; Man (Christian theology)
  • ISBNs: 9780802846006, 0802846009
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-29T22:10:08Z

John Cooper’s career began in the United States Army as a Chaplain’s Assistant. From there he continued his studies at the University of Toronto and then at Calvin Theological Seminary. He taught Philosophy at Calvin College from 1978 to 1985, when he joined the seminary faculty. As an ordained Christian Reformed Minister John appreciates the need for Calvin Theological Seminary to train students in traditional Scripturally-based theology, practical application and hands-on training. His goal is for students to be academically and Scripturally prepared to meet the challenges of Christianity through his teaching of philosophical theology and apologetics. “I appreciate our tradition’s combination of academic excellence with faithfulness to Scripture. My job is to help students understand the most important theologies, religions, philosophies, and worldviews that challenge biblical Christianity. This enables students to defend the faith and press the claims of the gospel more effectively.” John and his wife, Sylvia, have two grown children, John and Catherine. He enjoys current events, church activities, classical music, choral singing, sports and gardening. John Cooper has written Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting: Biblical Anthropology and the Monism -Dualism Debate; A Cause for Division?: Women in Office and the Unity of the Church; Our Father in Heaven: Christian Faith and Inclusive Language for God; Panentheism—The Other God of the Philosophers: From Plato to the Present;, and dozens of articles.


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