Soul, Spirituality & Psychology

Soul is the most common translation of the Hebrew word nephesh and the Greek word psyche. The biblical meanings of these concepts are richly varied. In the Old Testament, for example, the meanings of nephesh range from life, the inner person (particularly thoughts, feelings and passions), to the whole person, including the body. Similarly, in the New Testament, psyche carries such meaning as the totality of the person, physical life, mind and heart. Here, soul is presented as the religious centre of life and as the seat of desire, emotions and identity. Many biblical scholars now suggest that the best single word for both nephesh and psyche is either person or self, where such an understandi

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