Rob Brennan is an ordained Uniting Church Minister with a background in industrial physics and theology. He currently teaches theology at Wontulp-Bi-Buya College in Cairns. His doctoral thesis is entitled “Augustine, perfection and inspiration: a stumbling block to the dialogue between theology and science”.
What is spirit? It is one of those questions about which everyone has an opinion. Everyone has an understanding of what spirituality is and to be able to recognize human spirit. Everyone seems to understand it, but cannot define it. Is spirit quantifiable; is it possible to be measured? The common assumption is that spirit cannot be proven by rational or scientific argument. This was not always an opinion held among natural philosophers. What might investigation look like if the question were considered seriously now? What limits could there be?