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Exploring the Boundaries of Bodiliness

Theological and Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Human Condition

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Bodiliness and Christian Life

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Titel: Exploring the Boundaries of Bodiliness
Autoren/Herausgeber: Slavomir Dlugoš, Gerhard Marschütz, Sigrid Müller (Hrsg.)
Aus der Reihe: Wiener Forum für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9783847101970

Seitenzahl: 314
Format: 24,5 x 16,3 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Sprache: Englisch

Dr. Slavomír Dlugoš is Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna. Dr. Gerhard Marschütz is Associate Professor of Moral Theology at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna. Dr. Sigrid Müller is Professor of Moral Theology at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna.

Recent developments in technology have given rise to the impression that the boundaries imposed by our bodiliness can somehow be overcome. The increasing philosophical interest in bodiliness as an unavoidable human condition can be seen as a response to this far too comfortable impression. The essays in this volume address the topic of bodiliness from a theological point of view. They show that our perceptions of, and relationships with, one another cannot be divorced from our bodily condition, and that this existential reality affects significantly how we understand our relationship with God. The contributions also address how we can best deal with the fragility of our bodily condition, as well as the challenges that technological and medical procedures for altering the appearance and constitution of our bodies pose. Special attention is given to how liturgical experience not only offers us a means to respond to these challenges but also to deepen our understanding of Christian communities as ineluctably bodily.

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