Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality

Cover Art for 9780823230822, Apophatic Bodies: Negative Theology, Incarnation, and Relationality by Chris Boesel, Catherine Keller
ISBN: 9780823230822
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Published: 15 October, 2009
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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The ancient doctrine of negative theology or apophasis - the attempt to describe God by speaking only of what cannot be said about the divine perfection and goodness - has taken on new life in the concern with language and its limits that preoccupies much postmodern philosophy, theology, and related disciplines. How does this mystical tradition intersect with the concern with material bodies that is simultaneously a focus in these areas? This volume pursues the unlikely conjunction of apophasis and the body, not for the cachet of the cutting edge but rather out of an ethical passion for the integrity of all creaturely bodies as they are caught up in various ideological mechanisms - religious, theological, political, economic - that threaten their dignity and material well-being. The contributors, a diverse collection of scholars in theology, philosophy, history, and biblical studies, rethink the relationship between the concrete tradition of negative theology and apophaticdiscourses widely construed. They further endeavor to link these to the theological theme of incarnation and more general issues of embodiment, sexuality, and cosmology. Along the way, they engage and deploy the resources of contextual and liberation theology, post-structuralism, postcolonialism, process thought, and feminism. The result not only recasts the nature and possibilities of theological discourse but explores the possibilities of academic discussion across and beyond disciplinesin concrete engagement with the well-being of bodies, both organic and inorganic. The volume interrogates the complex capacities of religious discourse both to threaten and positively to draw upon the material well-being of creation.

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