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The Resource Divine bodies : resurrecting perfection in the New Testament and early Christianity, Candida R. Moss

Divine bodies : resurrecting perfection in the New Testament and early Christianity, Candida R. Moss

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Divine bodies : resurrecting perfection in the New Testament and early Christianity
Title
Divine bodies
Title remainder
resurrecting perfection in the New Testament and early Christianity
Statement of responsibility
Candida R. Moss
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A path-breaking scholar's insightful reexamination of the resurrection of the body and the construction of the self. When people talk about the resurrection they often assume that the bodies in the afterlife will be perfect. But which version of our bodies gets resurrected-young or old, healthy or sick, real-to-life or idealized? What bodily qualities must be recast in heaven for a body to qualify as both ours and heavenly? The resurrection is one of the foundational statements of Christian theology, but when it comes to the New Testament only a handful of passages helps us answer the question "What will those bodies be like?" More problematically, the selection and interpretation of these texts are grounded in assumptions about the kinds of earthly bodies that are most desirable. Drawing upon previously unexplored evidence in ancient medicine, philosophy, and culture, this illuminating book both revisits central texts-such as the resurrection of Jesus-and mines virtually ignored passages in the Gospels to show how the resurrection of the body addresses larger questions about identity and the self
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moss, Candida R
Dewey number
236.8
Index
index present
LC call number
BT873
LC item number
.M67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Resurrection
  • Human body
  • Self
  • Identity (Psychology)
Label
Divine bodies : resurrecting perfection in the New Testament and early Christianity, Candida R. Moss
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Identity -- Integrity -- Functionality -- Aesthetics -- Conclusion: Imagining beauty and remembering ourselves
Control code
on1055261129
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 195 pages
Isbn
9780300179767
Lccn
2018956755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055261129
Label
Divine bodies : resurrecting perfection in the New Testament and early Christianity, Candida R. Moss
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Identity -- Integrity -- Functionality -- Aesthetics -- Conclusion: Imagining beauty and remembering ourselves
Control code
on1055261129
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 195 pages
Isbn
9780300179767
Lccn
2018956755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055261129

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