The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible

Paperback | January 29, 2005

byDavid M. Carr

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Historically, the Bible has been used to drive a wedge between the spirit and the body. In this provocative book, David Carr argues that the Bible affirms erotic passion. Sexuality and spirituality, he contends, are intricately interwoven; the journey toward God and the life-long engagementwith our own sexual embodiment are inseparable.

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Historically, the Bible has been used to drive a wedge between the spirit and the body. In this provocative book, David Carr argues that the Bible affirms erotic passion. Sexuality and spirituality, he contends, are intricately interwoven; the journey toward God and the life-long engagementwith our own sexual embodiment are inseparable...

David Carr is Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6.1 × 9.21 × 0.79 inPublished:January 29, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019518162X

ISBN - 13:9780195181623

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"An excellent book on an important topic-a remarkable combination of readability and scholarship, sexuality and spirituality."--Marcus J. Borg, author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time and Reading the Bible Again for the First Time