#17: On Dying Well Part II
November 15, 2022
In this episode, J.P. and Stan continue discussing a path toward ethical clarity through the complex conversations surrounding death and dying.
In this podcast we discuss:
- Is death a process or an event?
- What are the major distinctions and implications between the two views of how the body and soul are “connected”?
- What is the difference between having consciousness because of the soul and being alive because of the soul?
- How do we evaluate issues in medicine in light of J.P. and Stan’s understanding of the soul-body relationship?
- Can our identity be sustained until the final resurrection, even after the death of our bodies?
- What is the “intermediate state” and how do different views of what the soul is explain what happens to the person during that state?
- When we’re faced with end-of-life decisions for ourselves and others, what kind of questions should we ask?
- How can we move from “hoping” in a future glory to acknowledging the bodily resurrection as a reality?
- Why does an accurate understanding of the proper use of the body leads to flourishing?
Resources mentioned during our conversation:
- P. Moreland and Stan Wallace, Aquinas versus Locke and Descartes on the Human Person and End-of-Life Ethics
- Billy Graham paraphrasing Dwight L. Moody, The Autobiography of Dwight L. Moody
- Stan Wallace, “Saying ‘Goodbye’ Well”
- ________, “What are We? The Three Answers Underlying Many Spiritual, Moral, and Political Disagreements”
- Dallas Willard, Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God
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