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The sensual God : how the senses make the almighty senseless

Author: Aviad M Kleinberg
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the Old Testament, God wrestles with a man. In the Talmud, God wriggles his toes to make thunder and takes human form to shave the king of Assyria. In the New Testament, God is made of flesh and dwells among humans. For religious thinkers trained in Greek philosophy and its deep distaste for matter, sacred scripture can be distressing. A philosophically respectable God should be untainted by sensuality, yet the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Kleinberg, Aviad M.
Sensual God : How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aviad M Kleinberg
ISBN: 9780231540247 0231540248
OCLC Number: 973148796
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2015.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne.
Contents: Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Instability and Its Discontents; 2. Loving God Like a Cow; 3. Endless; 4. Credo; 5. Unimaginable: A Short Digression; 6. Impossible; 7. A Short Discourse on the Spiritual Senses; 8. Invisible; 9. Tasteless; 10. Untouchable; 11. Inaudible; 12. Scentless; Post Scriptum; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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A humorous and enlightening look at the trouble religious thinkers got into as they struggled to make peace with God's sensuality.  Read more...

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