Divine Enticement Paperback
by Karmen MacKendrick;
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The divine name is one by which we are drawn toward the limits of thought, language, and flesh. The use of language in such conceptualization calls more than it designates. This is not a flaw or a result of vagueness or imprecision in theological language but rather marks the correspondence of such language to its subject: that which, outside of or at the limit of our thought, draws us as an enticement to desire, not least to intellectual desire. Central to the text is the strange semiotics of divine naming, as a call on that for which there cannot be a standard referent. The entanglement of sign and body, not least in interpretations of the Christian incarnation, both grounds and complicates the theological abstractions.
A number of traditional notions in Christian theology are reconceived here as enticements, modes of drawing the desires of both body and mind: faith as "thinking with assent"; sacraments as "visible words" read in community; ethics as responsiveness to beauty; prayer as the language of address; scripture as the story of meaning-making. All of these culminate in a sense of a call to and from the purely possible, the open space into which we can be enticed, within which we can be divinely enticing.
Divine Enticement by Karmen MacKendrick was published by Fordham University Press in November 2012. The ISBN for Divine Enticement is 9780823242900.
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Details for Divine Enticement
|Author / Artist||Karmen MacKendrick|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||Fordham University Press (November 2012)|
|Number of Pages||320|
|Page last updated||11th January 2016|