The nature of human nature

Christ’s resurrected body as the theological response to the mind/brain problem

Authors

  • André C Pieterse University of the Free State

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17570/stj.2020.v6n1.a25

Abstract

This article will argue from a Scriptural viewpoint that human nature is not reducible to a set of individual physical characteristics but is embodied and all the qualities of being human are mutually dependent. The substance for this statement is rooted in the biblical confession about the characteristics of the resurrected Body of Christ. This premise could assist the sciences in their quest to define human nature, specifically relating to the mind/brain problem. In addition, it could contribute to the need for consilience and lead scientific research into a more comprehensive understanding of the human mind and brain and its embedded nature.

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Published

2020-08-28

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General Articles • Algemene Artikels