This Is My Body: Philosophical Reflections on Embodiment in a Wesleyan Spirit

This Is My Body: Philosophical Reflections on Embodiment in a Wesleyan Spirit

by John Thomas Brittingham


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498207928
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/19/2016
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

John Thomas Brittingham is a Teaching Fellow at Greenville College in Illinois. He is the author of several essays engaging philosophy, embodiment, and popular culture.Christina M. Smerick is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Greenville College in Illinois. She is the author of Jean-Luc Nancy and Christian Thought: The Bodies of Christ, forthcoming from Lexington Books.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Foreword Jeffrey Bloechl ix

Introduction: The Body as Problematic, The Body as Theme John Thomas Brittingham Christina M. Smerick 1

John Wesley and the Body

Chapter 1 Was There Room in Wesley's Anthropology for Anybody Particularly that of the Lowly Jesus? Michael Lodahl 21

Chapter 2 The Body Obsessed: Reflections on Religious Enthusiasm Eric Severson 28

Embodied Epistemologies

Chapter 3 Reason's Apprehension: How Knowing Is and Is Not Like Getting a Grip Jonathan Heaps 43

Chapter 4 Paranoid Perfection: The Body without Organs for the Christian Matthew Bernico 60

Church Bodies

Chapter 5 Divine-Human Relationships: A Case for an Embodied God Joyce Ann Konigsburg 81

Chapter 6 On Becoming What We Are: A Hegelian Interpretation of Eucharistic Embodiment John M. Bechtold 97

Altered Bodies

Chapter 7 Fracturing: The Eucharist, Body Modification, and the Aesthetics of Brokenness Brannon Hancock 113

Chapter 8 A Phenomenology of Anorexia Nervosa: What Anorectics Can Teach Us About the Body and the Church Amanda DiMiele

Chapter 9 Listening to the Silence Surrounding Nonconventional Bodies Teri Merrick 141

Chapter 10 A Mutilated Body at (Intercessory) Prayer Craig Keen 154

Index 163

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