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Toward a Theology of Eros
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Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Virginia Burrus and Catherine Keller

Abstract

What does theology have to say about the place of eroticism in the salvific transformation of men and women, even of the cosmos itself? How, in turn, does eros infuse theological practice and transfigure doctrinal tropes? Avoiding the well-worn path of sexual moralizing while also departing decisively from Anders Nygren's influential insistence that Christian agape must have nothing to do with worldly eros, this book explores what is still largely uncharted territory in the realm of theological erotics. The ascetic, the mystical, the seductive, a ... More

Keywords: theology, eroticism, eros, Anders Nygren, asceticism, mystical, seductive, ecstatic, love, desire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780823226351
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226351.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Virginia Burrus, editor

Catherine Keller, editor

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Contents

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Part I Restaging the Symposium on Love

Part II Queer Desires

Part III Sacred Suffering, Sublime Seduction

Passion—Binding—Passion

Yvonne Sherwood

Part IV Cosmos, Eros, Creativity

Part V Rereading the Song of Songs

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