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The Body of God: An Ecological Theology [NOOK Book]


A very distinctive and important new option for Christian theology. McFague proposes in a clear and challenging way a theological program based on what she calls 'the organic model' for conceiving God.
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The Body of God: An Ecological Theology

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A very distinctive and important new option for Christian theology. McFague proposes in a clear and challenging way a theological program based on what she calls 'the organic model' for conceiving God.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451417982
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/1993
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 717,847
  • File size: 639 KB

Table of Contents

1 The Ecological Crisis 1
A Lament for the Planet 2
The Planetary Agenda 8
One Theologian's Response: The Model of the Body 13
A Meditation on the Body 22
2 The Organic Model 27
The Classic Organic Model 30
The Common Creation Story 38
Embodied Knowing, Embodied Doing 47
Ecological Unity 55
3 A Theology of Nature 65
Theology and the Planetary Agenda 67
Theology of Nature: Remythologizing Christian Doctrine 78
A Reading of Postmodern Science: Organism or Mechanism 91
4 At Home on the Earth 99
Our Place in the Scheme of Things 103
Sin: The Refusal to Accept Our Place 112
5 God and the World 131
A Meditation on Exodus 33:23b 131
Major Models of God and the World 136
Spirit and Body 141
Creation: Production, Procreation, or Procreation-Emanation? 151
6 The Body of God 159
The Shape of the Body: The Christic Paradigm 162
The Scope of the Body: The Cosmic Christ 179
Face, Body, and Spirit: Some Reflections on the Trinity 191
7 A New Shape for Humanity 197
Eschatology: The Hope for a New Creation 198
Ethics: A New Lens for Seeing 202
Ecclesia: A Sign of the New Creation 205
Some Afterthoughts 207
Notes 213
Name Index 263
Subject Index 266
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