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Inner Animalities: Theology and the End of the Human

Eric Daryl Meyer


Inner Animalities analyses the human-animal distinction as a discursive theme running ubiquitously through Christian theological anthropology. Arguing that historically pervasive disavowals of human animality create ineradicable contradictions within accounts of human life and also install an anti-ecological impulse at the heart of Christian theology, this project constructively imagines a theological anthropology centered upon human commonality with fellow creatures. This constructive work perceives divine grace at work in human instincts, desires, and enmeshment in quotidian relations (rathe ... More

Keywords: Agamben, Giorgio, Critical Animal Studies, Derrida, Jacques, Ecological Theology, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Image of God/Imago dei, Original Sin, Resurrection of the Body, Theological Anthropology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823280148
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823280148.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Daryl Meyer, author
Carroll College