Table of Contents
Vol.5: The Virgin Birth and the Incarnation
A FRESH LOOK AT THE MEANING
OF THE WORD "SOUL"
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1. The Spirit and the
Chapter 2. The Emergence of the
Chapter 3. Some Problems
Chapter 4. A Crucial Test
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1959: Doorway paper No.38, privately published by Arthur C. Custance
1977: Part VI in The Virgin Birth and the Incarnation, vol.5 of
The Doorway Papers Series.
1997: Arthur Custance Online Library (HTML)
2001 2nd Online Edition (corrections, design revisions)
This Paper was
difficult to put together smoothly, and it will undoubtedly be
difficult to read with patience. The subject bristles with assumptions
of uncertain validity, and the whole issue is highly controversial.
This is hardly an encouragement to proceed.
Copyright © 1988 Evelyn White. All rights
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Yet, perhaps the effort of reading
it will bring some reward, for it is only an exploration really,
an effort to rethink some much-pondered problems: and the readers'
comments will be more than welcome.
It will be apparent that the question
discussed here relative to the time at which the status of "personhood"
is achieved by the developing fetus bears upon the thorny problem
of abortion. Whatever may be the final truth as to the precise
sequence of events, it is clear that the fetus is a potential
human being from the moment of conception, and as a potential
human being in the sight of God the fetus must surely be accorded
that particular respect which is demanded by such potential.