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Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh: A Secular Theology for the Global City

Sharon V. Betcher


Given our planet’s amassing cities, social infrastructure— corporeal generosity displacing fear— becomes as important as technological infrastructure. Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh analytically engages the human challenges and promises of contemporary urban life, offering meditative practices for ethical coexistence, for navigating the affective dynamics that animate the streets of our cities. Here theology turns decidedly secular, addressing those who simultaneously sense a dislocation from particular faith communities and traditions and yet carry deep ethical commitments and long ... More

Keywords: Spirit, Theology, Disability, Crip, City, Urban, Flesh, Secular, Fear, Pain, Affect

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823253906
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823253906.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon V. Betcher, author
Vancouver School of Theology