Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. D. CHAPTER I .. strongly objected to his book Immortality of the Soul or Resurrection of the Dead? He wrote: “No other publication of. Front Cover. Samuele Bacchiocchi. Biblical Perspectives, – Future life – pages Bibliographic information. QR code for Immortality Or Resurrection?. Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi builds upon recent research and challenges Christians to recover the Immortality or Resurrection? is a most important book for today.

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On the contrary, it is spreading today like wildfire. It is evident that in texts such as these, the soul is the responsible person who thinks, wills, and sins, and consequently subjects to the death punishment. Answers to Questions Samuele Bacchiocchi 4.

Though nothing unclean shall enter the New Jerusalem, we are told that “the kings of the earth shall bring their glory into it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There is nothing in the word psyche- soul that even remotely implies a conscious entity able to survive the death of the body.

The righteous souls go to heaven and the wicked to hell. The opening sentence of the burial prayer found in The Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England is starkly dualistic: The ultimate result of this belief is, as noted by Abraham Kuyper, that “by far the majority of Christians do not think much beyond their nacchiocchi death.

The setting was an Athenian prison and the time the summer of B. The Lord deserves to be praised, “for he has delivered the soul [ nephesh ] of the poor from the hand of the evildoers” Jer The expression “rest for your souls-[ psyche ]” comes from Jeremiah 6: On the other hand, to believe in the resurrection of the body means to believes in Christ who will return to raise the dead and transform the living.

Both body and soul, flesh and spirit are an indivisible unity, part of the same person who ceases to exist at death until the resurrection. The “new heavens and a new earth” Is The term came to include the gift of eternal life received by those who are willing to sacrifice their present life for Christ’s sake.


At this point, we wish to explore the broader use of nephesh in the Old Testament. The earlier writers maintained the Old Testament wholistic view of human nature and the belief in Conditional immortality, that is, immortality not as an innate human possession, but as the gift of eternal life given at the resurrection. The famous Book of The Dead is a collection of ancient Egyptian funerary and ritual texts, which describes in great details how to meet the challenges of the afterlife.

Immortality or Resurrection? A Biblical Study on Human Nature and Destiny

This means teaching people how to maintain emotional and physical health. One person found this helpful.

These writers attempted to blend rdsurrection Platonic view of the immortality of the soul with the biblical teachings on the resurrection of the body. Ron Wroblewski rated it it was amazing Apr 14, If we pollute our bodies with tobacco, drugs, or unhealthy food, we cause not only the physical pollution of our bodies, but also the spiritual pollution of our souls. It is not surprising that this text forms the basis of much of the discussion regarding human nature, since it provides the only Biblical account of how God created man.

On the other hand, I endeavor to show how the Biblical wholistic view of human nature enhances our appreciation of our physical life, this present world, and our ultimate destiny.

Immortality or Resurrection? A Biblical Study on Human Nature and Destiny by Samuele Bacchiocchi

This becomes evident when we note that Paul applies the same distinction between the natural- psychikos and the spiritual- psychikos to the present life in 1 Bacchioccyi 2: Rather, it means that as a result of the divine inbreathing of the “breath of life” into the lifeless body, man became a living, baxchiocchi being, no more, no less.

The present body is psychikon immortaluty, literally “soulish” from psyche- souldenoting a physical organism subject to the law of sin and death. The New Testament reveals not only continuity with the Old Testament in the understanding of human nature and destiny, but also an expanded understanding in the light of the incarnation and teachings of Christ.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? How To Do hard cover book, pages. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. And is this anything but the separation of the soul and body? They do not suggest that one member of the pair could survive separation from the other at death or that they refer to different substances.


The primary concern of these Christians is to reach paradise immediately, albeit as a disembodied soul. The soul is the person as a living being, with its personality, appetites, emotions, and thinking abilities. As Joshua conquered the various cities beyond the Jordan, we are told repeatedly “he utterly destroyed every soul [ nephesh ]” Jos The souls of the righteous, being then made perfect in holiness, are received unto the highest heavens, where they behold the face of God in light and glory, waiting for the full redemption of their bodies: Socrates spent his baccuiocchi day discussing the origin, nature, and destiny of the human soul with his resugrection friends.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In this context, it must have been perplexing for the Jews to hear Christ saying: Buy the selected items together This item: In his book, The PhaedoPlato recounts Socrates’ final conversation rfsurrection his hy on the last day of his immortaliyy. In accordance with the Old Testament, the soul- psyche is put to death when the body dies. This line culminated in the Conditionalist witness of the Dead Sea Scroll.

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It is this soul- psychethe life that transcends death, that is the primary object of redemption Heb The truth of the matter is that nephesh is found in the Hebrew text, but translators usually chose to render it with “person,” presumably because of their belief that the soul is immortal and cannot be killed. This belief, known as dualism, is largely derived from Greek philosophers who regarded the body as temporary and evil but the soul as eternal and good.

Mar 31, Nicholas Quient rated it really liked it Shelves: Upon his return to Greece, he imparted this teaching to his most famous pupil, Plato B.