Let the Bones Dance Embodiment and the Body of Christ

ISBN-10: 0664234127

ISBN-13: 9780664234126

Edition: 2010

Authors: Marcia W. Mount Shoop, Wendy Farley

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Contemporary Christian faith and practice tend to address spiritual, mental, and emotional issues but ignore the body. As a result, many believers are uncomfortable in their own skins. Shoop addresses this "dis-ease" with a theology that is attentive to physical experience. She also suggests how worship services can more fully invite God to inhabit every part of who we are'”including our flesh and blood bodies. For when individual Christian bodies are allowed to flourish, so will the unified body of Christ.
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 9/2/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Marcia W. Mount Shoop received her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Emory University. She is an ordained Presbyterian minister and serves as theologian-in-residence at University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Wendy Farley is Professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University. She is the author of Tragic Vision and Divine Compassion: A Contemporary Theodicy and The Wounding and Healing of Desire: Weaving Heaven and Earth.

The Protestant Problem
Addressing the Problem/Embodying Theology
Stretching into a Theology of Embodiment
Feeling Our Way
A Brief Mapping of Feeling
Understanding Feeling
Feeling as Mode of Experience
Feeling as the Means of Redemption of Bodies
Constructions of Subjectivity
The Dynamic of Simple Physical Feeling
The Decentering of Consciousness
Feeling Bodies
Prologue to Part I: "Can I Get a Witness?"
Feeling Tragic Bodies: Narratives in the Flesh
Stories Told, Untold, Retold, Untellable
What We Know about Rape
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Rape Trauma Syndrome
Trauma Theory
Rape and Feeling
The Limits of Consciousness
Body Loss
Body Function
Contorted Subjectivity
Feeling Bodies/Tragic Bodies
Feeling Relational Bodies: Cellular Poetics
Pregnancy: Prose and Poiesis
Pregnancy's Promise and Problematic: Relationship and Rupture
Creativity and Creation
The Placental Model
Rupture and Creation
Entangled Subjectivity
The Midwife Model
Rupture and Subjectivity
Body Knowledge/Body Function
The Birth Model
Rupture and the Body's Wisdom
Feeling Bodies/Relational Bodies Relationality
Feeling Ambiguous Bodies: Manifesting Metaphors
Muddling Through: Motherhood as Metaphor
Motherhood as Metaphor
Motherhood and Feeling
Maternal Bodies
Multiple Mothers
Fragmented Subjectivity
Feeling Bodies/Ambiguous Bodies
The (EM) Body(MENT) of Christ
Prologue to Part II: Dance Then
Embodying Redemption
Theological Body Language
The Body and Disposition
Dispositions of Redeemed Bodies
Dispositions of Compassion: Embodying Tragedy
Dispositions of Interdependence: Embodying Relationality
Dispositions of Adventure: Embodying Ambiguity
In-forming the Body of Christ
Holy Habits
Sacred Wounds
Triage for the Church
The Wound of Intellectualization
In-forming Mystery
The Wound of Fear
In-forming Surrender
Re-membering the Body of Christ
Re-membering the Body of Christ
God's-Eye View
Who Do We Say That We Are?
Re-membering Worship
Tragedy, Compassion, and Confession
Relationality, Interdependence, and Eucharist
Ambiguity, Adventure, and Music
"May We Kindle to Thy Dancing"
Selected Bibliography
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