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Unclean : meditations on purity, hospitality, and mortality

Author: Richard Allan Beck
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Lutterworth Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"I desire mercy, not sacrifice." Echoing Hosea, Jesus defends his embrace of the "unclean" in the Gospel of Matthew, seeming to privilege the prophetic call to justice over the Levitical pursuit of purity. And yet, as missional faith communities are well aware, the tensions and conflicts between holiness and mercy are not so easily resolved. At every turn, it seems that the psychological pull of purity and holiness  Read more...
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Beck, Richard Allan, 1967-
Unclean.
Cambridge : Lutterworth Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012464634
(OCoLC)742515978
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Allan Beck
ISBN: 9780718840471 071884047X
OCLC Number: 847592106
Description: 1 online resource (x, 201 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Mercy and sacrifice --
pt. 1. Unclean. Darwin and disgust --
Contamination and contagion --
pt. 2. Purity. Morality and metaphors --
Divinity and dumbfounding --
pt. 3. Hospitality. Love and boundaries --
Monsters and scapegoats --
Contempt and heresy --
Hospitality and embrace --
pt. 4. Mortality. Body and death --
Sex and privy --
Need and incarnation --
Conclusion: Elimination and regulation.
Responsibility: Richard Beck.

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An insightful and engaging combination of psychology and theology that explores the tensions between the exclusivity of a holiness based on notions of purity and the inclusivity of mercy.  Read more...

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