Volume 14, Issue 1, 2012
Alvin Plantinga's New Argument Against Materialism
Is N. T. Wright Right about Substance Dualism?
According to N. T. Wright, anyone who is a Christian should at least think twice before he or she speaks about the soul, especially as an entity that is distinct from its physical body and can survive death in a disembodied intermediate state until the resurrection and reembodiment. In Wright’s mind, talk of the soul is talk about soul-body substance dualism (dualism, for short), which is the villain in Christian anthropological thought. As far as Wright is concerned, it is time for Christians to renounce dualism once and for all. In this paper, I take issue with Wright’s position on substance dualism.