<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Zimmerman (Dean) - Christians Should Affirm Mind-Body Dualism (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7766.htm">Christians Should Affirm Mind-Body Dualism</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/Z/Author_Zimmerman (Dean).htm">Zimmerman (Dean)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Peterson (Michael) & Van Arragon (Raymond) - Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Religion, 2004</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperSummary_7766.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PaperCitings_7766.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_07/PapersToNotes_7766.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Editors Introduction</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">Few questions in the philosophy of religion have received as much recent attention as this one. Many Christians answer it in the affirmative, believing that some form of mind-body dualism has the weight of Christian tradition on its side and that it is the view that makes best sense of the doctrine of <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_978.htm">life after death</A><SUP>1</SUP>. Yet an increasing number of Christians reject mind-body dualism in favor of some version of materialism, claiming that dualism is an illegitimate import from Greek philosophy and that its place in Christian thought should be re-evaluated. They argue, moreover, that materialism yields most of the advantages that dualism was supposed to provide while avoiding many of dualism's problems. In these essays, Dean Zimmerman argues in favor of mind-body dualism, while Lynne Rudder Baker defends a version of materialism. </ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><ul type="disc"><li>Debate between Dean Zimmerman & Lynne Rudder Baker. </li><li>This is the Original paper by Zimmerman. </li><li>Annotated photocopy filed in <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6535.htm">Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 20 (X-Z)</A>". </li><li>Baker s Original paper is <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7299.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Christians Should Reject Mind-Body Dualism</A>". </li><li>Zimmerman s reply is <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_11/Abstract_11688.htm">Zimmerman (Dean) - Reply to Baker's 'Christians Should Reject Mind-Body Dualism'</A>"</li><li>Baker s reply to Zimmerman s Original Paper is <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7300.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Reply to Zimmerman s 'Christians Should Affirm Mind-Body Dualism'</A>". </li></ul><BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T07:03" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:03:11</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>