Merleau-Ponty and Theology Paperback

by Christopher Ben Simpson;

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Merleau-Ponty and Theology

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The philosophical contributions of French phenomenologist, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, carry great untapped potential for theologians thinking through some of the central affirmations of the Christian faith. This exploration is structured against the background of the fundamental interrelation between three "bodies" in Merleau-Ponty's thought and in Christian theology: the material as such or "nature" (the corporeal), the human body as a living body (the corporal), and the social body (the corporate--including language and tradition). Merleau-Ponty's philosophy offers a finessed and non-reductionistic understanding of the relations between these orders of bodies. Appropriating Merleau-Ponty's thought helps one think through Christian doctrines of creation, theological anthropology, Christology, ecclesiology, and eschatology.

Merleau-Ponty and Theology by Christopher Ben Simpson was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in November 2013. The ISBN for Merleau-Ponty and Theology is 9780567217677.

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Details for Merleau-Ponty and Theology

Page last updated 17th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (November 2013)
Number of Pages272
Thickness20 mm
Height213 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4257532
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