The World to Come

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print November 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269618
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683718 | DOI:
The World to Come

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This chapter examines the Christian doctrine of resurrection. It suggests that resurrection may be considered as the realm of the healing and integration of the soul, its recovery from fragmentation by centering it in God. This account of the soul as a continuing substance appears to be consistent with Cartesian dualism. However, there are two qualifications that need to be made on Rene Descartes' account. These are the assertions of a continuing conscious subject and that the soul should not be regarded as a separately existing entity apart from its physical and social environment.

Keywords: resurrection; soul; God; Cartesian dualism; Rene Descartes; healing; theology

Chapter.  10721 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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