Merleau-Ponty and Theology Hardback

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 9780567296283.

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Details for Merleau-Ponty and Theology

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (November 2013)
Number of Pages272
Thickness25 mm
Height143 mm
Width221 mm
Product Code4257537
Page last updated 10th November 2017
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