Bodies, Embodiment, and Theology of the Hebrew Bible

by S. Tamar Kamionkowski

Part of the The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies Series

Bodies, Embodiment, and Theology of the Hebrew Bible Synopsis

Recognizing that human experience is very much influenced by inhabiting bodies, the past decade has seen a surge in studies about representation of bodies in religious experience and human imaginations regarding the Divine. The understanding of embodiment as central to human experience has made a big impact within religious studies particularly in contemporary Christian theology, feminist, cultural and ideological criticism and anthropological approaches to the Hebrew Bible. Within the sub-field of theology of the Hebrew Bible, the conversation is still dominated by assumptions that the God of the Hebrew Bible does not have a body and that embodiment of the divine is a new concept introduced outside of the Hebrew Bible. To a great extent, the insights regarding how body discourse can communicate information have not yet been incorporated into theological studies.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780567547996
Publication date: 8th July 2010
Author: S. Tamar Kamionkowski
Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 262 pages
Categories: Biblical studies & exegesis,

About S. Tamar Kamionkowski

Tamar Kamionkowski, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Bible and Academic Dean of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is the author of Gender Reversal and Cosmic Chaos: Studies in the Book of Ezekiel. Wonil Kim, Ph. D., is Associate Professor of Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament at the School of Religion, La Sierra University

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