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Old Jun 25, '12, 2:45 pm
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Default According to the Church what is the mind and what is the whole person?

The Church says that a human being is a "unified totality". What are some good books on this subject?

And what does the church teach is psychological? What is the mind according to the Church?

What would be the purpose(s) of truly understanding others?
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Old Jun 25, '12, 4:14 pm
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Default Re: According to the Church what is the mind and what is the whole person?

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The Church says that a human being is a "unified totality". What are some good books on this subject?

And what does the church teach is psychological? What is the mind according to the Church?

What would be the purpose(s) of truly understanding others?
St Thomas Aquinas philosophical opinion (and it seems to be the theological position of the Church) is that the 'Self' or the 'I' of the human being is not the mind, soul, body or any other attribute separately, but it is the union of the Body and Soul. This simple premise helps us to realise why the Church teaches we will be bodily resurrected on the Last Day, that you are not you without the Body and Soul in union.
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Old Jun 25, '12, 4:25 pm
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Default Re: According to the Church what is the mind and what is the whole person?

Thank you. Interesting.
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