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Language, Eros, BeingKabbalistic Hermeneutics and Poetic Imagination$
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Elliot R. Wolfson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780823224180

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823224180.001.0001

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Flesh Become Word: Textual Embodiment and Poetic Incarnation

Flesh Become Word: Textual Embodiment and Poetic Incarnation

(p.190) Chapter Five Flesh Become Word: Textual Embodiment and Poetic Incarnation
Language, Eros, Being

Elliot R. Wolfson

Fordham University Press

This chapter talks about the hermeneutic principle that explains the theomorphic representation of the human as divine and the anthropomorphic representation of the divine as human, the transfiguration of flesh into word through the more readily known Christological incarnation of the “word into flesh”. It also explores the transition from the “phenomenology of body” to the “ontology of flesh”, which provides a valuable theoretical introduction to the analysis of the phenomenon of textual embodiment and poetic incarnation in the religious philosophy by kabbalists.

Keywords:   transfiguration, Kabbalah, phenomenology, philosophy, religion, textual embodiment, poetic incarnation

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