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God of the Body/Soul Gap

January 31st, 2010 | 2 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

I’m generally sympathetic to Robert Gundry’s helpful explication of the role of the body in Biblical theology.  His careful exegetical work foreshadowed John Cooper’s conclusions in Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting:  the anthropology of Scripture points toward something like a substance-dualism, even if it’s not the strong dualism of Plato.

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.