CCC 363 In Sacred Scripture the term “soul” often refers to human life or the entire human person.1 But “soul” also refers to the innermost aspect of man, that which is of greatest value in him,2 that by which he is most especially in God’s image: “soul” signifies the spiritual principle in man.

1 Cf. Mt 16:25-26; Jn 15:13; Acts 2:41.
2 Cf. Mt 10:28; 26:38; Jn 12:27; 2 Macc 6 30.