Contemporary perspectives on theological anthropology
Barbosa, Cristiano Guilherme Borro. “Contemporary perspectives on theological anthropology ”, Boston College, 2011. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/2471.
Catholic theology asserts that the human person is the unity of the physical body and the spiritual soul. Several important doctrinal documents of the Church, a number of liturgical texts, and Catholic practice—particularly in relation to the deceased—express this theological anthropology. Developments in biblical studies over the last century and advances in modern science, particularly in the field of neuroscience, have led theologians to raise several questions regarding the makeup of personhood, especially the role of the human soul. These inquires have posed challenges to longstanding Catholic anthropological understandings of the person.