The Immortality of the Soul
In my last three chapters I have sought to establish that in our present lives the mind or soul is a reality which is both logically and contingently distinct from the body, and that indeed it is only on the assumption of such a distinction that we can formulate a valid theory of knowledge. I have attempted to explain the undoubted relationship between mind and body in terms of a two-way interaction in which every physical change affects the mind and every mental change affects the body. But in the light of this one-to-one relationship is it really conceivable that the mind could enjoy any kind of personal life without a bodily frame to give expression to its will, and to provide it with the sensory stimuli for its consciousness?
KeywordsReligious Experience Logical Hybrid Christian Belief Common World John Hick
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