Incarnations of Carnivalesque Passion and Open-Ended Boundaries
By means of poetry, play and assorted literary devices, and in expanding the final imageries of the first chapter, chapter five offers the image of the improper figure of a God who dances, laughs, who is drunk for the cosmos, that is, outside of God’s wits. This is a festive and carnivalesque figure who in loving excessively intermingles with a multitude of lovers—humans, animals, and plants—mystically becoming with them polyamorous. The path first followed is the one paved by the festive theologies and their impetus towards an aesthetic praxis, which then is assumed in a turn towards the contributions of more explicit “indecent” theologies of the festive type, aiming at making room for a God who can endure a metamorphosis—the poet of the universe incarnating its ecstatic poem, so that the poem itself can also incarnate this most hospitable divinity towards the grotesque.
Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.