The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity

The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity❮Reading❯ ➶ The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity Author Margaret D. Kamitsuka – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The topic of sexuality intersects directly with the most contested historical, theological, and ethical questions of our day In this edgy yet profound volume, noted scholars and theologians assay the The topic of sexuality intersects directly with the of Eros: PDF/EPUB ¿ most contested historical, theological, and ethical questions of our day In this edgy yet profound volume, noted scholars and theologians assay the The Embrace eBook ¾ Christian tradition s classic and contemporary understandings of sex, sexuality, and sexual identity The project unfolds in three phases contemporary assessments of the Christian tradition, new thinking about eros and being Embrace of Eros: PDF/EPUB ê human religiously, and new perspectives on classic mysteries in light of eros and embodiment. A mixed bag Although thought provoking, a lot of the contribuors in this work have a faith in the ideas of Postmodernists such as Butler or in Psychoanalysis, which I find rather arbitrarily naive Genesis, whilst not to be read separate from Christology and the Eschaton, does have a lotweight than Kamitsuka suggests This can be seen in light of aOrthodox, Trinitarian and Cosmological reflection on Personhood See Behr, Stanilaoe, Schmemann and co for that context as well as the A mixed bag Although thought provoking, a lot of the contribuors in this work have a faith in the ideas of Postmodernists such as Butler or in Psychoanalysis, which I find rather arbitrarily naive Genesis, whilst not to be read separate from Christology and the Eschaton, does have a lotweight than Kamitsuka suggests This can be seen in light of aOrthodox, Trinitarian and Cosmological reflection on Personhood See Behr, Stanilaoe, Schmemann and co for that context as well as the work of Jordan Peterson I put off reading a few of the essays in here, but the ones I did read were really very interesting and open investigations of thinking about desire and Christianity One essay in particular about the Bible read as a narrative of desire as opposed to a handbook guiding sexual behavior or, the opposite extreme, the Bible as outmoded and oppressive with regard to sexuality was especially helpful considering most of my issues with much discussion on sexuality and the Bible is the bland or stilted o I put off reading a few of the essays in here, but the ones I did read were really very interesting and open investigations of thinking about desire and Christianity One essay in particular about the Bible read as a narrative of desire as opposed to a handbook guiding sexual behavior or, the opposite extreme, the Bible as outmoded and oppressive with regard to sexuality was especially helpful considering most of my issues with much discussion on sexuality and the Bible is the bland or stilted or monolithic ways it is read Because there is so much passion on the issue there tends to be very little nuance and openness to the fact that the Bible might not be quite as clear on something as one would like In any case, the other essays follow historical discussions of desire and eros and Christianity Augustine gets an essay, but unfortunately, no one from the East A close reading of Gregory of Nyssa, for example, would have showed the patristic period to be decidedlyvariegated than is most of the time represented There was also not an essay dedicated to Platonic desire and Christian desire which would seem to have been an obvious inclusion Aside from these quibbles, this collection of essays is for the most part offers important and fascinating reflection from a variety of perspectives, historical contexts, philosophical leanings and religious persuasions Terrific text for an introduction on bodies, theology, and Christian history challenging theologians and laypersons to rethink some ingrained sensibilities about sex, bodies, and spirituality Covers a broad range Particularly appreciated chapter on Augustine on Eros, Desire, and Sexuality The theological career of Aurelius Augustinus 354 430 has so influenced the Christian tradition that one should credibly argue that no person besides Jesus himself has hadof a hand in shaping it Terrific text for an introduction on bodies, theology, and Christian history challenging theologians and laypersons to rethink some ingrained sensibilities about sex, bodies, and spirituality Covers a broad range Particularly appreciated chapter on Augustine on Eros, Desire, and Sexuality The theological career of Aurelius Augustinus 354 430 has so influenced the Christian tradition that one should credibly argue that no person besides Jesus himself has hadof a hand in shaping its beliefs and practices Augustine s views on the Trinity, creation, the nature of the church, grace page 119 and free choice, and the efficacy of the sacraments all molded the history of theological thinking on these topics and, in some cases, even set the course for what became Christianity s orthodox heritage His views have been most consequential at the level of Christian attitudes toward and values concerning human desire, the yearning that our minds, hearts, and bodies experience and this essay will consider how Augustinian sensibilities are still very much engrained in the tradition, even as we have become critically aware of their deleterious effects pp 67 68

The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in
  • Paperback
  • 370 pages
  • The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity
  • Margaret D. Kamitsuka
  • English
  • 14 May 2019
  • 0800696670