Meaning in Our Bodies: Sensory Experience as Constructive Theological Imagination

Hardcover | June 15, 2017

byHeike Peckruhn

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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 embodieddifferences 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, socialstatus, 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.

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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 embodieddifferences like gender, race, disability, and ...

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

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:June 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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