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Product Code: 9781848259485ISBN/EAN: 9781848259485Publisher: CANTERBURY PRESS
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In a culture obsessed with youth, body image and physical perfection, many people have an ambiguous relationship with their bodies. Yet our bodies are the means through which we relate to and encounter others and ourselves, the site of our personal hopes and struggles, a source of pleasure and the basis of pain. Amid these conflicting expectations, the Christian narrative - that God chose to share in the physical reality of our lives and became flesh in the person of Jesus Christ - provides us with a critical lens through which to view our relationship with our bodies. Jennie Hogan is an Anglican priest with a history of brain injury and illness since childhood. This life-changing condition proved to be instrumental in her vocation to ordained ministry. In this book she explores what it means to be human and vulnerable, yet made in Godís image. She reflects on such themes as incarnation, the mystical body of the church, identity, healing, hope, death and resurrection and the implications of Jesusí identification of his body as the source of our salvation.
Release Date: 30/06/2017