Need a Christian be a Mind/Body Dualist?
Baker (Lynne Rudder)
Source: Faith and Philosophy 12: 489-504 (1995)
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  1. Although prominent Christian theologians and philosophers have assumed the truth of mind/body dualism, I want to raise the question of whether the Christian ought to be a mind/body dualist.
  2. First, I sketch a picture of mind, and of human persons, that is not a form of mind/body dualism.
  3. Then, I argue that the nondualistic picture is compatible with a major traditional Christian doctrine, the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead.
  4. Finally, I suggest that if a Christian need not be a mind/body dualist, then she should not be a mind/body dualist.

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