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Divine Enjoyment: A Theology of Passion and Exuberance

Elaine Padilla


This book makes the case for a God of enjoyment who passionately suffers and yearns because of love, and permeably intermingles with the cosmos, loving intensely, and becoming like a divine silhouette of so “good a lover” that grotesquely incarnates the many, even if appearing improper. The thematic development invites the reader to journey through paths of excess of the intemperate kind initially drawn from the insights of St. Thomas Aquinas on the ecstatic love of God, and encountered in the erotic poetry of mystics like St. Teresa de Avila, whose delectable arrows provide an opening for pas ... More

Keywords: passion, enjoyment, suffering, yearning, permeability, intensity, impropriety, carnival, fiesta, love, God

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823263561
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823263561.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elaine Padilla, author
New York Theological Seminary

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