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Meaning in Our Bodies: Sensory Experience as Constructive Theological Imagination

ISBN : 9780190280925

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Author: 
Heike Peckruhn
Pages
328 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jul 2017
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Movement, smell, vision, and other perceptual experiences are ways of thinking and orienting ourselves in the world. And yet the appeal to experience as resource for theology, though a significant shift in contemporary scholarship, has seldom received nuanced investigation. How do embodied differences like gender, race, disability, and sexuality highlight theological analysis and connect to perceptual experience and theological imagination? In Meaning in Our Bodies, Heike Peckruhn offers historical and cultural comparisons, showing how sensory experience may order normalcy, social status, or communal belonging. Ultimately, she argues that scholars who appeal to the importance of bodily experiences need to acquire a robust and nuanced understanding of how sensory perceptions and interactions are cultural and theological acts of making meaning.

Index: 

Acknowledgments

Part ONE: Bodies and Theologies
Chapter 1: Bodily Experience and Constructive Theology
Chapter 2: Situating Feminist Theologies Phenomenologically

Part TWO: Bodily Perceptual Orientations
Chapter 3: Moving Through Experiencing Gender
Chapter 4: Sedimentation of Habits and Orienting Experiences
Chapter 5: Language and Perception of Normalcy
Conclusion

Part THREE: Perceiving Body Theology
Chapter 6: Revisiting Body Theology Approaches
Chapter 7: Orienting Familiar Body Theologies
Chapter 8: Sensing Futurities
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About the author: 

Heike Peckruhn is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Daemen College in Amherst, New York.

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