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Material Mystery: The Flesh of the World in Three Mythic Bodies

Karmen MacKendrick


The material turn in the humanities (and social sciences) entails rejections along with its embrace of positive ideas about matter. It has largely rejected theology, though scholars of religion have begun to change this; and it rejects anthropocentrism, particularly the idea that humans are uniquely capable of knowledge and action. This book takes up three apparently anthropocentric myths that are central to Abrahamic religions—those of the primal human, the incarnated figure of a redeemer, and the resurrected body. At first glance, the existence of these stories seems to reinforce a very huma ... More

Keywords: materialism, mystery, myth, theology, Wisdom

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823294541
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823294541.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karmen MacKendrick, author
LeMoyne College

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