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The Whole Human Person: Body, Spirit, and Soul (.odt)




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This ODT file contains the text of the talk The Whole Human Person: Body, Spirit, and Soul by Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom) of the British Isles. He first starts by looking at the human person and contrasting it with "individual". He also highlights the difference between society and community. Then, he talks about gender from a patristic perspective: what gender is, why man (and God, too) exists in multiple persons, and even why Eve was created from Adam's rib; I find this middle section to be my favorite part. The last segment of his talk is about the different parts of the human person and how they function. He also addresses the nature of temptation, how to combat it, and the redeeming work of Christ; it is almost like an entire catechism, teaching many diverse apsects about the faith in one fairly short speech. And this is one of my favorite works on the Orthodox faith, as it is so comprehensive yet accessible, touching upon so many truths without taking up the space of a large book (or library!). I've used it since the mid-2000s and had it bookmarked for years, but only downloaded my own copy on January 12, 2013.


This speech was given by Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom; +2003) of the British Isles in 1996. I do not know much about the surrounding context or if it was released under a license, however.

I created this metadata on January 12, 2013 and last modified it on November 10, 2013.


  1. 1. This is the original source of my file, though it is in a different format.

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