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What is the soul? In conversation with John Cottingham

What is the soul? In conversation with John Cottingham

Nick Spencer speaks to John Cottingham 14/06/2022

Whatever else has happened to religious practice over the last 40 years, it doesn’t seem to have affected the way we talk about, or believe in, the soul, with as many people doing so today as they did 40 years ago. But what we mean by the ‘soul’ is far from clear. Is it a thing, a process, or just a figures of speech?

In this episode, Nick Spencer speaks to Prof. John Cottingham about his book In Search of the Soul.




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Nick Spencer

Nick Spencer

Nick is Senior Fellow at Theos. He is the author of a number of books and reports, most recently ‘The Political Samaritan: how power hijacked a parable’ (Bloomsbury, 2017), ‘The Evolution of the West’ (SPCK, 2016) and ‘Atheists: The Origin of the Species’ (Bloomsbury, 2014).

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Posted 14 June 2022

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