Download e-book for kindle: Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection by Beth Felker Jones

By Beth Felker Jones

ISBN-10: 0195309812

ISBN-13: 9780195309812

it's a vital guiding principle of Christian theology that we are going to be resurrected in bodies on the final day. yet we now have been conditioned, writes Beth Felker Jones, to think about salvation as being approximately whatever however the physique. we expect that what God wishes for us has to do with our suggestions, our hearts, or our inside relationships. In well known piety and educational theology alike, powerful spiritualizing developments impression our belief of the physique. traditionally, a few theologians have denigrated the physique as a drawback to sanctification. This thought is deeply tricky for feminist ethics, which facilities on embodiment. Jones's objective is to plot a theology of the physique that's appropriate with feminist politics. Human creatures needs to be understood as psychosomatic unities, she says, on analogy with the union of Christ's human and divine natures. She bargains shut readings of Augustine and Calvin to discover a greater means of conversing approximately physique and soul that's consonant with the doctrine of physically resurrection. She addresses a number of very important questions: What does human psychosomatic cohesion suggest for the theological conceptualization of embodied distinction, specially gendered distinction? How does embodied desire rework our current physically practices? How does God's momentous "yes" to the physique, within the Incarnation, either pass judgement on and damage the corrupt methods now we have proposal, produced, developed, or even damaged our bodies in our tradition, specially our bodies marked through race and gender?

Jones's ebook articulates a theology of human embodiment in gentle of resurrection doctrine and feminist political issues. via examining Augustine and Calvin, she issues to assets for knowing the physique in a manner that coheres with the doctrine of the resurrection of the flesh. Jones proposes a grammar within which human psychosomatic cohesion turns into the conceptual foundation for sanctification. utilizing gender for instance, she interrogates the variation resurrection doctrine makes for holiness. simply because demise has been triumph over in Christ's resurrected physique, human embodiment can undergo witness to the Triune God. The physically resurrection is smart of bodies, of what they're and what they're for.

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