Poetics of the Flesh (Paperback)Mayra Rivera (author)
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Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10 mm
"...Rivera's text makes significant and noteworthy advancement, not only in theological anthropology, critical theory, and materiality, but also in an apophatic theology grounded in the immanent indeterminacy of multiplicity and relational, worldly ontology.... [A]n enjoyable 'must read' for many theologians, philosophers, and advanced graduate students." -- Brad Bannon * Reading Religion *
"Situating the body in its spiritual, organic and social spheres of corporeal existence, the book thus argues toward a poetics of the flesh based on the relational materiality of the body and the world that makes a welcome move beyond the prevailing discourse around essentialist boundaries." -- Jajati K. Pradhan and Seema Singh * Journal of Postcolonial Writing *
"Rivera has contributed another "must-read." Its elegance is evident on the page itself, for the argument flows easily in the seemingly effortless interweaving of three complex terrains: biblical theology, a phenomenology of the flesh and its postmodern legacies, and the politics of ethnic, racial, and sexual identity that beckons our attention at the so-called end of metaphysics. No one can engage this subtle, labyrinthine, and mellifluous text without being made more aware of the possibilities of a new relational matrix for interpreting the world and disentangling its many injustices." -- Peter Casarella * Modern Theology *
"Rivera identifies flesh as the root of many long-standing critiques of the body in theology and philosophy, and she sets out to unlock Christian imagination from conflations of flesh with sin, feminine and colonized bodies, and evil. The fruit of her labor is a beautiful invitation to reimagine and dwell in the rich complexity of enfleshed life within this world." -- Jodi L. A. Belcher * Anglican Theological Review *
"[Poetics of the Flesh] represents an important milestone in theology and philosophy for the contemporary reader." -- Hector M. Varela Rios * Perspectivas *
"This is an amazing, stunning, and rich work of philosophical erudition, intellectual suppleness, existential and intellectual passion." -- M. Shawn Copeland * Syndicate *
"[A] wonderful book that is not only thoughtful in content but also delightful in form." -- Tat-siong Benny Liew * Syndicate *
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