Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World

Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World

by Gregg R. Allison
Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World

Embodied: Living as Whole People in a Fractured World

by Gregg R. Allison


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We rarely give thought to our bodies until faced with a physical challenge or crisis. We have somehow internalized the unbiblical idea that the immaterial aspect of our being (our soul or spirit) is inherently good while the material aspect (our body) is at worst inherently evil and at best neutral—just a vehicle for our souls to get around. So we end up neglecting or disparaging our bodies, seeing them as holding us back from spiritual growth and longing for the day we will be free of them.

But the thing is, we don't have bodies; we are our bodies. And God created us that way for a reason. With Scripture as his guide, theologian Gregg Allison presents a holistic theology of the human body from conception through eternity to equip us to address pressing contemporary issues related to our bodies, including how we express our sexuality, whether gender is inherent or constructed, the meaning of suffering, body image, end of life questions, and how to live as whole people in a fractured world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493430239
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/11/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 324,272
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Gregg R. Allison (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith, The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms, Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine, and Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church. He serves as secretary of the Evangelical Theological Society and is a book review editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. Gregg is also a pastor of Sojourn Community Church.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

1 The Created Body 21

2 The Gendered Body 39

3 The Particular Body 59

4 The Social Body 73

5 The Sexual Body 85

6 The Son's Body 113

7 The Sanctified Body 125

8 The Blessed and Disciplined Body 147

9 The Worshiping Body 169

10 The Clothed Body 191

11 The Suffering and Healed Body 209

12 The Dead Body 231

13 The Future Body 247

Conclusion 259

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