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Does the Catholic Church teach there is only one person?

No, in fact the Catholic Church teaches no such thing. One approach to seeing this is to understand the way the Church sees the body and soul: The human person, created in the image of God, is a ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach there is only one person?

The O.P.’s question is not addressed by Church documents, because it is a philosophical one. Nevertheless, based on Church teaching, it is possible to assess the position expressed by the interlocutor....
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Does the Catholic Church teach there is only one person?

Objection 1: Other people are only another physical form of yourself. Objection 2: There exists only one unposseded [by ego] and indivisible mind. No, the Catholic Church doesn't believe in this. In ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach there is only one person?

What this "person who has made a few interesting claims" appears to be arguing is the Averroist tenet that there is one collective soul for all humans (i.e., that humans do not have individual souls). ...
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Is my view of the Trinity accurate, and what is exactly the role of the Holy Spirit

The Trinity declares that there is only the One Being of God. A Divine Being is not to be confused with a human being. Also, God is Spirit. Before Jesus came to earth to born as a human, he existed ...
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Ephesians 2:2, which one comes first in the Calvinist view?

From Calvin's commentary on Ephesians 2:2 : We may now draw from it also this inference, that ungodly men have no excuse in being driven by Satan to commit all sorts of crimes. Whence comes it that ...
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According to the Catholic Church, are there levels of spiritual enlightenment in Christianity?

I believe you are looking for the three ways or states of the spiritual life. Our process of conversion to Christ is a journey that takes place over the course of a lifetime. You can probably look ...
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Jesus says, that God the Father is a Spirit AND Paul says there is one (1) Spirit. How do trinitarians understand who or what the Holy Spirit is?

Trinitarians understand God to be three persons. Simply put, Trinitarians understand God to be three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) with one nature. The Father is God, the Son is ...
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According to the Catholic Church, is there any supernatural (non-physical, non-mathematical, non-scientific) part of a human being?

The answer can be found here in the Catechism of the Catholic Church; in particular, it says: 366 The Church teaches that every spiritual soul is created immediately by God - it is not "produced&...
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In The Nicene Creed is Jesus equal to God the Father?

When the Nicene Creed states that the Son is consubstantial with the Father, it is indeed making the claim that they are equals. In mainstream Christian Theology, Jesus Christ, the God-man, is the ...
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Is my view of the Trinity accurate, and what is exactly the role of the Holy Spirit

Our understanding of God need to go much deeper than that. Let's not forget that He is the eternal self-existent substance that created the entire expanse of the universe, because, let's face it, ...
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What is the biblical support for being 'born again' (or' born from above') in this life?

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an ...
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According to the Catholic Church, is there any supernatural (non-physical, non-mathematical, non-scientific) part of a human being?

Breaking down the question first, bear with me. My previous understanding of the Catholic Church's teaching was that a human being is of two conjoined natures: physical and spiritual. Glad this was ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach there is only one person?

In addition to the above great answers, I would also like to quote the Fifth Lateran Council, session 8, which for me also seems to oppose such claims: Consequently, since in our days (which we ...
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Why does the Book of Revelation allocate such a subordinate role to the Holy Spirit?

Subordinate can mean "under the authority of" or it can mean "of lesser value or importance". In this answer I hope to demonstrate that the latter of these two is reasonably ...
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Why is everything created spiritually before physically?

Technically, we are not first created as spirits. This is a simplification. We existed as intelligences, which are not clearly explained, and later formed into our spirits by God. Man was also in the ...
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Does the Catholic Church teach there is only one person?

Considering the Catholic Church teaches that there are three persons in one God (St. Patrick famously used the three-leaf clover as an analogy), there have to be at least three persons. I'm not ...
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What is the difference between God and the Spirit of God?

What is the difference between God and the Spirit of God? What is the difference between Christ and the Spirit of Christ? What is the difference between the Father and the Son? We could go on and on. ...
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Why does the Book of Revelation allocate such a subordinate role to the Holy Spirit?

The claim that the Book of Revelation "allocates a subordinate role to the Holy Spirit" is quite astonishing, given the sixteen times the Spirit of God is detailed in that book. It might be ...
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Jesus says, that God the Father is a Spirit AND Paul says there is one (1) Spirit. How do trinitarians understand who or what the Holy Spirit is?

Jesus says, that God the Father is a Spirit, yet Paul says there is one Spirit. How do trinitarians understand who or what the Holy Spirit is? The essential elements on the Holy Spirit may be resumed ...
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What is the difference between Soul and Spirit?

Christian theology deals with God's relationship with us and God's work within our soul for our salvation. Christian theology leaves open to philosophical speculation the constitution of our soul and ...
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In The Nicene Creed is Jesus equal to God the Father?

In terms of mainstream Christianity, that is, Trinitarianism, your questions would probably be better answered by referring to the Athanasian Creed (better formatted). Trinitarianism has also ...
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What extrabiblical arguments do Christians employ (i.e., utilize in apologetics) to defend the existence of spirits or souls?

There are many proofs that are evident upon reflection. For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil (Moroni 7:16) The fact that all people have a ...
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Ghosts Appearing as Children [Latter-day Saint perspective]

I don't know if there is a definitive answer out there. In the gospel fundamentals manual it says: We are the spirit children of our Father in Heaven. While we lived with Him in heaven as spirits, we ...
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Ephesians 2:2, which one comes first in the Catholic view?

This is Eph 2:1-2, Catholic translation: You were dead through the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, ...
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Is the Promise of Regeneration Enunciated in the Old Testament?

There are approximately 25 to 30 instances where regeneration is promised in the Old Testament. Below are but three of those instances, others you can find through study. Deuteronomy 30:6 And the ...
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How does the Catholic church distinguish between the human soul and spirit?

Regarding "spirit", the New Catholic Encyclopedia states: For those of the Christian tradition, spirit is always personal and subjective, and all other manifestations of spirit can be reduced to ...
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According to soul sleep adherents, if unclean spirits can be conscious without bodies, why can't human spirits also be conscious without bodies?

For Christian Mortalists, the human soul and/or spirit is mortal and dies at physical death. The soul and/or spirit is not independent of the body like on Platonic conceptions of the soul. For ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that the spirit of a person remains conscious after death?

Well, there are two scriptural evidences I would like to cite as an answer to the OP. Lazarus and the rich man "22 The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s ...
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