The Sacred Body: Asceticism in Religion, Literature, Art, and Culture

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Continuing the work began in The Sacred Desert, David Jasper here turns his attention to the body, seeking a profound understanding of what it means to be in the flesh. A deeply autobiographical journey through disparate written texts (in literature, philosophy, theology and religion), art, and cinema, The Sacred Body rigorously and artfully pursues the body of the Christian tradition of "the Word made flesh"--a body torn and crucified, resurrected, and divinized, embracing both deep suffering and profound joy. ...
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Overview


Continuing the work began in The Sacred Desert, David Jasper here turns his attention to the body, seeking a profound understanding of what it means to be in the flesh. A deeply autobiographical journey through disparate written texts (in literature, philosophy, theology and religion), art, and cinema, The Sacred Body rigorously and artfully pursues the body of the Christian tradition of "the Word made flesh"--a body torn and crucified, resurrected, and divinized, embracing both deep suffering and profound joy. Engaging ascetic traditions that began among fourth-century desert monastics, as well as George Herbert, Simone Weil, Meister Eckhart, James Joyce and others, David Jasper once again provides a bold, learned, and original theological exploration.
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"A beautiful, even inspired, book that weaves through art, literature, Scripture, and philosophy."

--David E. Klemm, Professor of Modern Religious Thought, The University of Iowa

"This deeply serious meditation contains fresh, often dazzling, interpretations of classical literature and painting. Quintessential Jasper--his best book yet."

--George Newlands, Professor of Divinity, University of Glasgow

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602581418
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


David Jasper is Professor of Literature and Theology, University of Glasgow. His previous books include The Sacred Desert: Religion, Literature, Art and Culture and The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology. He lives in Wishaw, Scotland.
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