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336 pages
9 x 6 inches
James Clarke & Co
Paperback (July 2018)
ISBN-13 9780227176894
ISBN-10 0227176898
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PDF eBook (July 2018)
ISBN-13 9780227906774
ISBN-10 0227906772
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Religious Studies
Passionate Embrace
Luther on Love, Body and Sensual Presence
by Elisabeth Gerle
Protestant ethics has often been associated with work and duty, excluding sensuality, sexuality and other pleasures. In an age of body worship as well as body loathing, Elisabeth Gerle explores new paths, show more
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Acknowledgments and Thanks
A Short Introduction
1. The Contemporary Landscape: Body Worship and Body Loathing
2. Luther: Heroic Liberator or Oppressor?
3. Human Bodies as a Phenomenon: Body Theology and Longing for the Past

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'Elisabeth Gerle reveals the long-lost and lovable body in Luther's theology. Without muffling the internal contradictions and half-millennium distance, Gerle solicits in this breakthrough of sensual materiality, show more
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