Introducing Body Theology

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jul 1, 1998 - Religion - 168 pages

This book sets out to examine the ambiguous relationship that Christianity has with the body. Incarnation is central to Christian belief but that doctrine has not encouraged a positive theology of the body. The authors explore why this has been so and examine ways in which a more body-positive theology can be developed using our Christian heritage. Starting from a feminist perspective they reclaim women's bodies from the embrace of patriarchy and in doing so clearly show how this reclamation challenges many systems of oppression. This work illustrates that the personal is political, even in theology!>

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Contents

Editors Preface
7
Method in Body Theology
33
Christianity and the Body
52
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Lisa Isherwood is Professor of Feminist Liberation Theologies and Director of Theology at the University of Winchester. Elizabeth Stuart is Professor of Christian Theology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Theology at King Alfred's College, University College Winchester. She is an internationally acknowledged authority on theologies of sexuality and gende and has published extensively in the fields of feminist and queer theology. She edits the academic journal Theology and Sexuality.

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