Professor Nancey Murphy, the distinguished Baptist philosopher and theologian, has been lecturing postgraduate students at the International Baptist Theological Seminary (IBTS) this week and during her stay on campus took part in a special book signing event in the IBTS library. Professor Murphy, who is on the staff of the famous Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, is also a Research Professor at IBTS lecturing doctoral students and supervising some working on their theses. Present for the IBTS Intensive weeks, Professor Murphy took time out from her busy schedule to autograph well over a dozen books she has authored or co-authored which are in the IBTS library. Professor Murphy regularly…
Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentis.
Do not trust the horse, Trojans. Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts. As well as the Trojan horse another Greek gift, absorbed by much of Christianity, is Greek dualism of body and soul, whereas the Hebrew Scriptures talk about the total human person. So, has the time come to ditch Greek philosophical dualism and work with non-reductive physicalism – more empathetic with the Biblical account and with resurrection faith at the heart of gathering communities? Our colleague, Nancey Murphy, presented a compelling argument in our post graduate seminar this week. – Keith