"When this book turns from dealing with our inward, metaphysical relationship to God and addresses instead God's dealings with us, Murphy offers fsome useful reminders. She suggests that physicalists anthroplogy 'requires Christians to pay adequate attention to incarnation--if humans are purely physical, then there is no getting around the scandal of enfleshment' (25)...These statements ring true for believers who understand teh importance of our Lord's incarnation, our own resurrection to life on the Last Day, and the very tangible means of grace that sustain us between those two great physical events." - Carol Geisler
"Elegantly written volume, her book provides an eloquent and valuable stimulus to further theological research on this topic"
Matthew Levering, Ph.D., The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly
Are humans composed of a body and a nonmaterial mind or soul, or are we purely physical beings? In this clear and concise book, Nancey Murphy argues for a physicalist account, but one that does not diminish traditional views of humans as rational, moral, and capable of relating to God.