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The Wedding Feast of the Lamb: Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist

Emmanuel Falque

Abstract

This book links philosophy and theology in an original fashion that allows us to see the full effect of theology's “backlash” against philosophy. By attending closely to the incarnation and the eucharist, the text develops a new concept of the body and of love: By avoiding the common mistake of “angelism”—consciousness without body—it considers the depths to which our humanity reflects animality, or body without consciousness. It shows the continued relevance of the question “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” (John 6:52), especially to philosophy. We need to question the meaning of “ ... More

Keywords: theology, philosophy, eucharist, body, love, consciousness, animality, modernity, culture, religious belief

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823270408
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823270408.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emmanuel Falque, author
Institut Catholique de Paris