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The Problem of Human Animality in Contemporary Theological Anthropology

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

After demonstrating the tensions and contradictions that surround the problem of human animality in fourth-century theological anthropology, this chapter demonstrates that although twentieth century ... More


Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Eric Daryl Meyer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Inner Animalities analyses the human-animal distinction as a discursive theme running ubiquitously through Christian theological anthropology. Arguing that historically pervasive disavowals of human ... More


Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion

Michelle Voss Roberts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257386
eISBN:
9780823261536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257386.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The intensity and meaningfulness of aesthetic experience have often been described in theological terms. By designating basic human emotions as rasa, a word that connotes taste, flavor, or essence, ... More


Gregory of Nazianzus: Animality and Ascent

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 1 examines the theological anthropology embedded in two of Gregory of Nazianzus’ renowned sermons—Oration 28 and Oration 39. Oration 39 takes up the language of the prologue to John’s gospel, ... More


Animality in Sin and Redemption

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 5 works constructively on the narrative of sin and redemption at the heart of the Christian account of human life. It reverses the conventional paradigm in which humanity falls into sin ... More


Düzgün’s Case for a Religion of Freedom

Taraneh R. Wilkinson

in Dialectical Encounters: Contemporary Turkish Muslim Thought in Dialogue

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474441537
eISBN:
9781474464871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441537.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter takes up the work of Ankara theologian and kalam scholar Şaban Ali Düzgün, treating his Muslim understanding of fitra, or primal human nature and how he uses this Islamic concept to ... More


Animality and Identity: Human Nature and the Image of God

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter works to refigure humanity’s place in creation, shifting from accounts centered in the imago dei that inculcate a sovereign anthropological exceptionalism and toward an account in which ... More


Animal, Vegetable, Milk: Origen’s Dietary System

John David Penniman

in Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300222760
eISBN:
9780300228007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222760.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In Origen of Alexandria, there is a consistent emphasis on the slow transformation of material bodies into spiritual beings—that is, of the passage from a corporeal to a noetic existence. And certain ... More


Human

Dale B. Martin

in Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Bible, taken in its ancient historical context, says little explicitly about the nature of the human being, certainly not in any kind of scientific or philosophical way. It provides no explicit ... More


Introduction

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The introduction outlines the structure of the “problem of human animality” in Christian theological anthropology and explains how it leads to ineradicable tensions and contradictions in Christian ... More


Animality in Eschatological Transformation

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 6 takes up the end of the human story with God, the eschatological transformation of the human being through the resurrection of the body end entry into perfect communion with God. ... More


Gregory of Nyssa: Reading Animality and Desire

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 2 takes up Gregory of Nyssa’s homiletic Commentary on the Song of Songs with special attention to Gregory’s exegetical strategies for dealing with extensive animal imagery in the context of ... More


Conclusion

Eric Daryl Meyer

in Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280148
eISBN:
9780823281619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The conclusion makes a case for the foregoing chapters’ theological work on human animality as a novel approach to ecological theology. The human relationship to the animality internal to human life ... More


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