|Statement||by William Lyon Phelps.|
|LC Classifications||BS2361 .P4|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv p., 2 1., 3-301 p.|
|Number of Pages||301|
|LC Control Number||25005490|
This book, The Nature of the Human Soul: Philosophical Anthropology & Moral Theology, analyzes the nature of the faculties of the soul, with special emphasis on the intellect, will, and emotions as the primary faculties for human action. Using Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas’s classical teachings, Sr. Mary Angelica Neenan, O.P., describes the faculties according to their natures and operations, with a 5/5(1). The Bible describes human nature as innately fallen from birth, incapable of true goodness (without God’s assistance) and unwilling (on our own) to seek the face of God: 1. Our Beginnings Are Not Innocent Enough From the very start, (from our birth), we are not innocent and inclined toward goodness. Human nature is a reflection of the spirit of the prince of the power of the air, whom Jesus identified as the father or generator of lies (John ). Satan had so . This is part of the Gospel (the good news) message of the salvation of mankind, which in effect began after Adam’s fall, and ends in Revelation when God’s plan with the earth is accomplished. Though man has brought death and evil upon himself, God will bestow life on those who strive to conquer sin in their human nature, and so turn to God.
Originally, human nature was perfect by virtue of having been created so by God. The Bible teaches that human beings were created “very good” by a loving God (Genesis ), but that goodness was marred by the sin of Adam and Eve. Subsequently, the entire human race fell victim to the sin nature. “The Laws of Human Nature provides some first-rate comprehensive and in-depth information about how to deal with our fellow human beings effectively. Greene’s intense curiosity about the inner workings of humanity is contagious, as he invites us to join him as fellow sleuths on his investigation of why people, including ourselves, do what we do. on human nature, you would be misled to believe human beings are creatures we are not. To be able to respond to people who use the “human nature” argument,” and to be able to evaluate advertisements, articles, and TV shows conveying market ideology, we must have a clear understanding of human nature. Eric Johnson gives a helpful reminder about our work as Christians when he says, “Psychology, then, in the Christian framework, is not an independent activity that operates apart from God; it is dependent upon God’s mercy to illuminate human understanding and reveal things about human nature through human reflection, research, and creative insight.” 1 May our reflection, .
As explained in my book, The 16 Strivings for God: The New Psychology of Religious Experiences, we discovered 16 basic desires of human nature. Everyone shares each of the 16 basic desires but people prioritize them differently. An intellectual might prioritize curiosity, for example, while a gregarious person might prioritize social contact. Books shelved as human-nature: Lord of the Flies by William Golding, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker, Quiet: The Powe. human nature Human nature was created by God, is corrupted by sin and can only be renewed and recreated through the grace of God. Redemption was achieved by Jesus Christ taking upon himself sinful human nature on the cross, so delivering from the power and penalty of sin. Human nature is . Romans  Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God --  the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures  regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David,  and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be.