The biblical ontology of the human person (Alin Cucu)
Paper available: Body and Soul Separable but Unified: Can Thomistic-like Dualism Square the Circle? (preprint, submitted to Dialectica)
The biblical ontology of the human person has traditionally been conceived of as dualistic – that a human being consists of body and soul, broadly speaking. Recently, Christian materialists have been challenging this view, contending that it stems from an undue hellenistic influence on Christian doctrine. My research focuses in part on an adequate ontological translation of the pertinent biblical material as well as draws on extant philosophical accounts to construct the best possible ontology of the human person both in terms of faithfulness to Scripture and of philosophical and scientific coherence.