Toward a Theology of Eros Paperback

Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

by Catherine Keller;

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Toward a Theology of Eros

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What does theology have to say about the place of eroticism in the salvific transformation of men and women, even of the cosmos itself? How, in turn, does eros infuse theological practice and transfigure doctrinal tropes? Avoiding the well-worn path of sexual moralizing while also departing decisively from Anders Nygren's influential insistence that Christian agape must have nothing to do with worldly eros, this book explores what is still largely uncharted territory in the realm of theological erotics. The ascetic, the mystical, the seductive, the ecstatic - these are the places where the divine and the erotic may be seen to converge and love and desire to commingle. Inviting and performing a mutual seduction of disciplines, the volume brings philosophers, historians, biblical scholars, and theologians into a spirited conversation that traverses the limits of conventional orthodoxies, whether doctrinal or disciplinary. It seeks new openings for the emergence of desire, love, and pleasure, while challenging common understandings of these terms.It engages risk at the point where the hope for salvation paradoxically endangers the safety of subjects - in particular, of theological subjects - by opening them to those transgressions of eros in which boundaries, once exceeded, become places of emerging possibility. The eighteen chapters, arranged in thematic clusters, move fluidly among and between premodern and postmodern textual traditions - from Plato to Emerson, Augustine to Kristeva, Mechthild to Mattoso, the Shulammite to Molly Bloom, the Zohar to the Da Vinci Code. In so doing, they link the sublime reaches of theory with the gritty realities of politics, the boundless transcendence of God with the poignant transience of materiality.

Toward a Theology of Eros by Catherine Keller was published by Fordham University Press in December 2006. The ISBN for Toward a Theology of Eros is 9780823226368.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFordham University Press (December 2006)
Number of Pages408
Thickness28 mm
Height227 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code1196001
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