For Those Who Don’t Know

Marc Cortez‘s dissertation “Embodied Souls, Ensouled Bodies:  An Exercise in Christological Anthropology and Its Significance for the Mind-Body Debate with Special Reference to Karl Barth’s ‘Church Dogmatics’ III.2” is available online via the University of St. Andrews research database.  I have a sneaking suspicion that it just might be worth reading.



7 thoughts on “For Those Who Don’t Know

  1. I would qualify as one of those who didn’t know! Actually, I knew it was there, but didn’t realize the database was available to the public. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. This is outstanding. I tried to access it myself, but the website was blocked by the seminary’s web filter “because it is considered inappropriate.” I’m crushed.

  3. Marc: My pleasure. I actually meant to post this note a couple of months ago but it slipped my mind. And that’s just too funny! What on earth did you put in that thing to make it inappropriate?!!

    Lance: I have not. Have you considered reviewing it on your blog?

  4. Thanks, Nick. Actually I did write up a fairly extensive piece on it on my old blog (, if you’re interested. Its a little long for a book review, but I wanted to bring out the main points that the author shared. The short story is that he demonstrates conclusively (imo) that the brain and the mind are distinctly different and that the mind is non-material. Its fascinating though to read it from the perspective of a neurosurgeon.

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