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The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology$
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C.U.M. Smith, Eugenio Frixione, Stanley Finger, and William Clower

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199766499

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766499.001.0001

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Biblical Anima-Spirit

Biblical Anima-Spirit

(p.45) Chapter 3 Biblical Anima-Spirit
The Animal Spirit Doctrine and the Origins of Neurophysiology

C. U. M. Smith

Eugenio Frixione

Stanley Finger

William Clower

Oxford University Press

This chapter shows how the Jewish-Christian tradition, along with Greek philosophy, led to the creation of “Western thought.” It first studies the Jewish belief that the essence of each individual man, linked to spirit, is immortal. It then discusses the concept of resurrection and addresses the question of whether the true basic composition of human nature is composed of either two or three parts. The next two sections discuss the concepts of the spirit and soul and the soul and body, before it discusses early Christian physiology. This chapter also takes a look at the developments that occurred in the Mediterranean during the time and the concern over what “is written”.

Keywords:   Western thought, resurrection, human nature, Jewish-Christian tradition, spirit, soul, body, early Christian physiology

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