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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

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

Sharon V. Betcher

Fordham University Press

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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