The Life and Soul of Mortal Man: His Composition, Disintegration, and Resurrection
Ozanne (Charles)
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  1. Many worthy writers, from Tyndale onwards, have expressed their profound dissatisfaction with traditional orthodox ideas concerning "the immortality of the soul" and "the eternal torment of the wicked". Such Platonic and pagan views were imbibed into Catholicism yet despite the reasoned statements and forthright confessions of a wide range of writers over many centuries since, those Catholic views are still firmly entrenched in the minds of the rank and file of Christian people today. The author here presents a clear and concise view of the subject, explaining disputed texts, and directing the interested reader to more substantial works on this most important subject.
  2. Charles Ozanne was born in Crowborough, Sussex in 1936. He read Theology at Oxford before undertaking research in the book of Revelation for his doctorate at Manchester University. He then worked as an editor for the Paternoster Press for some years. At present he manages accommodation and other business interests on Guernsey, where he lives with his wife and four children.
  1. Introduction – 2
  2. A Definition of Terms – Old Testament – 4
    … Conditional Immortality
    … Man’s Breath or Spirit
    … Sheol
  3. Noteworthy Passages – Old Testament – 9
    … Genesis 2:16-17 (“… for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die“)
    … Genesis 35:18 and 1 Kings 17:21-22 (souls departing and returning)
    … Isaiah 10:18 (“The Lord will destroy both soul and body … “)
    … Isaiah 14:9-10 (“Sheol beneath is stirred up to meet you …; it rouses the shades to greet you …”)
    … 1 Samuel 28 (the witch of Endor)
    … Ecclesiastes 12:7 (“The dust returns to the earth … and the spirit returns to God who gave it”)
    … Being gathered to one’s people
  4. Soul and Spirit – in the New Testament – 16
    … Psuche / pneuma
    … Oscar Cullman
    … Sleep
  5. Noteworthy Passages – New Testament – 18
    … Matthew 10:28 (“ … destroy both body and soul in Gehenna.”)
    … Mark 9:47-48 (“Gehenna, where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched”)
    … Matthew 25:41, 46 (“Depart from me … into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels … eternal punishment … eternal life.”)
    … 2 Peter 2:9 (“… keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgement”)
    … Luke 23:43 (“ … today you will be with me in Paradise”)
    … Luke 16:19-51 (The Rich Man and Lazarus)
    … Philippians 1:21-24 (“… My desire is to depart and be with Christ …”)
    … 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (“… while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord …”)
    … Revelation 6:9-10 (“I saw under the altar the souls … and they cried out … how long …?”)
    … Revelation 14:9-11 (“If anyone worships the beast … he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone … the smoke of their torment goes up for ever and ever … they have no rest, day or night …”)
  6. Some Apt Quotations – 36
    … from various fellow-travellers
  7. Conclusion – 38
    … 1 Corinthians 15:52-57 (“For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. …”)
  8. Notes – 40
  9. For Further Reading – 42


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