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Bonaventure, the body, and the aesthetics of salvation /
Rachel Davies, Australian Catholic University.
imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
description
xii, 187 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
1108485375, 1108706916, 9781108485371, 9781108706919, 9781108756709
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imprint
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
isbn
1108485375
1108706916
9781108485371
9781108706919
9781108756709
general note
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University, 2017).
abstract
"In this work of historical theology, Rachel Davies considers the relationship between aesthetics and anthropology in Bonaventure's thought, and shows how bodily diminishment can become a sign and source of the self's renewal. Drawing from texts like the Collations on the Six Days, and the Major Life of Francis, Davies reconfigures traditional accounts of the fallen body's rebellion against the soul and emphasizes instead the soul's original abandonment of the body. Her interpretation draws attention to the crucial but undervalued role that Bonaventure assigns to the body in the self's coming-to-be, showing how contemplation involves the soul's tender recovery of the body it once rejected. Though contemplation makes body-soul integrity possible again, Davies argues that the body never fully recovers from its primordial alienation. Instead, Bonaventure suggests that individuals can experience brokenness and healing at the same time, and that suffering bodies can become paschal spaces, graced and open to beatific wholeness"--
catalogue key
13201238
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.

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