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Evangelical Philosophical Society Theme: The Soul of Theological Anthropology by Joshua Farris

November 16, 2018
Hilton City Center
Denver, CO

Friday - 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Hilton City Center-Mattie Silks (Lower Level 1)

Substance dualism, especially of the Cartesian sort, has been rejected and ridiculed by many in biblical studies, theology, and philosophy. However, misunderstanding is rampant. Joshua Farris's book, The Soul of Theological Anthropology: A Cartesian Exploration (Routledge: 2016), clarifies and defends Cartesian dualism as a viable anthropological option for Christians.

Because of the interdisciplinary and ecumenical nature of Farris' book, a panel of diverse viewpoints interacting with his argument should be of substantial interest to a wide swath of EPS and Annual Meetings participants. The scholars who have committed to participating are diverse not only in discipline (representing both theology and philosophy), but also in streams of Christianity (representing Catholicism and Protestantism).

Presenters will include:

  • Jesse Couenhoven, Villanova University
  • Joanna Leidenhag, University of Edinburgh, Re-creating the Question of the Origin of the Soul
  • J.T. Turner, Fuller Theological Seminary, A New Leader in the Clubhouse, Yes; but Still Some Unanswered Questions
  • Paul Allen, Concordia University, What is Substance Dualism For?
  • Joshua Farris, Houston Baptist University, will respond.

This session is part of various EPS sessions at the 2018 AAR/SBL meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Learn more about the EPS web project [co-edited by Joshua Farris and Nathan Jacobs], "The Philosophy of Theological Anthropology."

Type of event: Conferences of Interest

Sketches of Christian Virtues for Everyday Life Christian Philosophers and the Secular Academy