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Spirit and the Obligation of Social FleshA Secular Theology for the Global City$
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Sharon V. Betcher

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823253906

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823253906.001.0001

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“Take My Yoga Upon You” (Matt 11:29)

“Take My Yoga Upon You” (Matt 11:29)

A Spirit/ual Pli for the Global City

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(p.163) Six “Take My Yoga Upon You” (Matt 11:29)
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Spirit and the Obligation of Social Flesh
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Sharon V. Betcher

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823253906.003.0007

This chapter celebrates the possibilities for life in cosmopolis, that best of all possible visions of human urban sociality. Drawing upon the work of continental philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, it insinuates “Spirit”— that early conceptual hold for bodies strewn by the Roman Empire in what would become the movement of Christianity— as a necessary prosthesis for practicing forbearance and corporeal generosity, the thick muscle of social flesh.

Keywords:   Obligation, Jean-Luc Nancy, Gandhi, Generosity, Prosthesis, Spirit

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