Life in the flesh : an anti-Gnostic spiritual philosophy / Adam G. Cooper.

Author
Cooper, Adam G. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Oxford ; New York : University of Oxford, 2008.
Description
vi, 283 pages ; 23 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Summary note
Christianity is deeply interested in the body. In its central mysteries -- creation, incarnation, and resurrection--the body and human flesh are radically implicated. Bodies are persons, and persons are spiritual beings, bearers of the divine image and destined for bodily union with God. From the Bible to the Second Vatican Council, from Irenaeus and Tertullian to Aquinas and Luther, the classic sources of the Christian tradition engender a spiritual philosophy that challenges the ever-present gnostic impulse either to marginalize, or else to worship, the body. Adam G. Cooper brings these rich sources into conversation with numerous contemporary voices in philosophy and theology, offering an illuminating and critical perspective on such pressing social and ethical questions as pornography, feminism, philosophy of mind, sterility, and death.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-278) and index.
Contents
  • The Old Testament
  • The New Testament
  • The early church
  • Thomas Aquinas
  • Martin Luther
  • Metaphysics and morality
  • Mind and body
  • Sex and gender
  • Pornography and violence
  • Sterility and death.
ISBN
  • 9780199546626
  • 0199546622
LCCN
2008016174
OCLC
225852371
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view

Supplementary Information

Other versions