A Complex and Totally Mortal Monism

E. Earle Ellis, in “Let the Reader Understand: Temple and Eschatology in Mark,” in Kent E. Browner and Mark W. Elliot, ed. Eschatology in the Bible and Theology: Evangelical Essays at the Dawn of the New Millennium  (Downers Grove, Illinois: IVP, 1997), 211 says:

“The Scriptures, both Old and New Testament, represent individual personality as a complex and totally mortal monism, a unity that can be viewed from different perspectives, but that cannot be broken into separate parts. The Biblical view is compatible with an outer/inner distinction or even matter/ thought or matter/ will distinction, as long as both aspects are recognized as mortal and as a part of the present fallen creation thus subject to the natural death process.”

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