What is a human being? The view of science is that human beings are fundamentally biological organisms, the latest in a very long line of biological organisms, and this may well be one version of truth. Nonetheless, human beings may be much more than this as well. Indeed, their biological nature may be the least important thing about them. In this course we will examine the view that in order to understand human beings, we must begin with their spiritual nature. We will then consider the possible relationship between the physical human self—the biological body and its associated personal and spiritual self—what we call the soul—in order to attempt to solve the human identity crisis: what are we? Lecture (plus questions). Facilitated Discussion.