Towards a Critical Realist Theology of Law, Neurobiology and the Soul
David W. Opderbeck
Seton Hall University - School of Law
April 23, 2010
Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper No. 1594907
This Chapter summarizes the challenges neurobiology presents to Christian theories of positive law. It begins by summarizing the Christian tradition's tight linkage between theological anthropology and theories of positive law. It next discusses the contemporary Christian theological engagement with neurobiology, which is surprisingly diverse. The discussion then turns to points of convergence and divergence between Christian and neurobiological accounts of law and personhood. It concludes with an outline of a methodological proposal for constructive engagement between Christian theories of law and the neurosciences.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Religion, Soul, Mindworking papers series
Date posted: April 23, 2010 ; Last revised: February 25, 2011
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