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Does The Soul Still Matter?
Does The Soul Still Matter?
Keith Ward, a prominent theologian and philosopher at Oxford University and the University of London, talks about the soul. Michael Graziano says that our ideas about spirits and the soul can be entirely explained by new insights from brain science. Stephen Asma, a Columbia College philosopher tells what his colleagues make of the soul these days. Elna Baker tells a story about the soul. Parker Palmer tells why the soul still matters in an age of science. Nancey Murphy thinks Christians would be better off without the soul. Novelist Marilynne Robinson talks about the role of the soul in the age of modern science. Keith Ward is a prominent theologian and philosopher at Oxford University and the University of London. His books include "In Defense of the Soul" and "The Big Questions in Science and Religion." Ward talks about the soul with Steve Paulson. Princeton neuroscientist Michael Graziano tells Steve Paulson that our ideas about spirits and the soul can be entirely explained by new insights from brain science. Graziano's book is "God, Soul, Mind, Brain." Anne Strainchamps asks Columbia College philosopher Stephen Asma what his colleagues make of the soul these days.
We hear a story from Elna Baker, author of "The New York Regional, Mormon Singles Halloween Dance." And, Parker Palmer tells Jim Fleming why the soul still matters in an age of science. Palmer is an author, educator and founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal. His books include "Teaching with Heart and Soul."
Some ordinary people give us their takes on the soul, then Nancey Murphy talks with Steve Paulson. Murphy is a professor of Christian philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary. She tells Steve Paulson Christians would be better off without the soul. Also, novelist Marilynne Robinson talks with Anne Strainchamps about the role of the soul in the age of modern science. Robinson's novels include "Gilead" and "Home."