Record:   Prev Next
Author Voss Roberts, Michelle, author
Title Body parts : a theological anthropology / Michelle Voss Roberts
Imprint Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2017]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  BT702 .V673 2017    AVAILABLE    30520020907367
Descript xlvii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-171) and index
The conscious body -- The limited body (part 1) -- The limited body (part 2) -- The subjective body -- The engaged body -- The elemental body -- Epilogue: The eschatological body
Christians have traditionally claimed that humans are created in the image of God (imago Dei), but they have consistently defined that image in ways that exclude people from full humanity. The most well-known definition locates the image in the rational soul, which is constructed in such a way that women, children, and many persons with disabilities are found deficient.Body Parts claims the importance of embodiment, difference, and limitation--not only as descriptions of the human condition but also as part of the imago Dei itself. This thesis is inspired by a parallel claim in an Indian tradition that posits the reflection of the divine body in humanity. Its thirty-six parts invite Christians to consider how consciousness, limitations, mental and emotional capacities, organs of sensation and action, and elements are reflections of divinity. Each chapter pursues openings in the Christian theological tradition in order to imagine these sets of "body parts" as the image of God--back cover
Subject Image of God
Theological anthropology
Human body -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Record:   Prev Next