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The Mysterious Matter of Mind (Christian Free University Curriculum) Paperback – March, 1979

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Product Details

  • Series: Christian Free University Curriculum
  • Paperback: 105 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (March 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310380111
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310380115
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,453,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven H Propp TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 15, 2013
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Arthur C. Custance (1910-1985) had a Ph.D. in Education, and wrote a number of books (including the well-known "Doorway Papers" series), such as Without Form and Void: A Study of the Meaning of Genesis 1:2, Evolution or Creation?, Science and Faith, Noah's Three Sons, Hidden Things of God's Revelation, Genesis and Early Man, etc.

This 1980 book begins with an objective presentation of various topics of the philosophy of mind, such as: The Mind-body problem; Cartesian Dualism; Whence Came Mindedness?, etc.

He observes, "We have seen that mystery surrounds the ORIGIN of mind, and mystery surrounds its DESTINY. Since it seems impossible for us to achieve certainty in the matter of origin by scientific means, there is even less likelihood of achieving certainty in the matter of destiny by scientific means. Where, then, shall we continue the search, since it is inevitable that we shall do so?" (Pg. 86)

He argues, "Throughout the Christian era, theologians have held that the soul is a creation. It seems difficult to account for it in any other way as far as present evidence goes.
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