As I move into the department of behavioral sciences and begin my neuroscience studies, the type of questions I am asking is changing. And one I’m planning on dedicating time
to here soon is life after death and what neuroscience and the philosophy of mind has to say about it. So I’m curious how the Christians here view life after death. My preliminary research seems to suggest the traditional view is a bodily resurrection. But now a disembodied existence seems to be a popular position. But some have argued it’s a Platonic import into theistic traditions.
So I’m going to lay out a few options I have come across and would like any feedback or even share with your view on it.
Bodily resurrection. Upon death we are reasurrected and given a spiritual body.
Disembodied existence. Upon biological death our mental life, or soul lives in disembodied
After death, there is an intermediate period where we are disembodied, but then when are given our spiritual bodies.
I’ve also seen some other bodily resurrection positions who’s arguments are that since the Bible states death is an evil, bodily resurrection truly overcomes death and defeats that evil.
Again this is just my preliminary (very) research and findings. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.