+JMJ+ Welcome to part 38 of our weekly series on the soul. It’s not absolutely necessary to read all of the previous posts in the series, though it’s a good idea to get around to reading the first five (annotated Table of Contents). Tonight I’m sharing info about two books and one dissertation, and also sharing some videos on the soul, and growing in a time of turmoil.
I’m currently reading two books (these I’ve mentioned before) and one dissertation on the soul and I’m trying to decide which one (or another altogether) to use next here. Two I’ve mentioned already and one I haven’t. (Notes and links at the end of the post.)
- Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting: Biblical Anthropology and the Monism-Dualism Debate, by John W. Cooper.
- A Brief History of the Soul, by Charles Taliaferro and Stewart Goetz.
- The concept of the human soul according to Saint Augustine, a dissertation by Rev. William P. O’Connor, published in 1921.
I’ll make up my mind which one to use and work up a post after I’ve had more time to read and think about it and alto to prepare a post. In the meantime I’ve been browsing Fr. Robert Spitzer’s Magis Center’s YouTube channel and found a playlist of fourteen videos on the soul. Interesting. I think all of these are clips from EWTN’s program, Fr. Spitzer’s Universe.
Video: An Overview of the Soul, Magis Center, Fr. Robert Spitzer. (I tried to embed the video but it kept showing a different one, so I’m leaving it as a link.)
And if you haven’t already been watching Thomistic Institute’s videos, you might want to use this Aquinas 101 playlist or browse the other videos on their YouTube channel. I’m going through their Quarantine Lectures, too. I decided to post the one below, from which this post takes its title, because of all we’ve been going through, all of us, all over the world.
Video: Grace and Anxiety: Spiritual Growth in a Time of Turmoil – Fr. Dominic Legge, O.P.
May you find something useful and helpful here and/or elsewhere on the blog, and I thank you for visiting and reading. Comments are welcome. Until next time, whoever and wherever you are, please stay safe and well, virtuous and holy. May the Lord bless and keep you, and may His peace be always with you. +JMJ+
Notes and Links
- Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting: Biblical Anthropology and the Monism-Dualism Debate, by John W. Cooper. Paperback.* Kindle.*
- A Brief History of the Soul, by Charles Taliaferro and Stewart Goetz. Paperback.* Kindle.*
- The concept of the human soul according to Saint Augustine, a dissertation by Rev. William P. O’Connor, published in 1921. Hardcover.* Paperback (Alpha Editions).* Paperback (Forgotten Books).* Free at archive.org (PDF color scan or black and white).
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