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978-1-4985-2268-7 • Hardback • October 2016 • $98.00 • (£75.00)
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Adam Pryor is assistant professor of religion and director of the Varenhorst Center for Discovery, Reflection, and Vocation at Bethany College.
Introduction: Adventing God
Part I: Inescapable Incarnational Themes
Chapter 1: The Heritage of Chalcedon
Chapter 2: The Eschatological Difference
Chapter 3: Kenotic Absconding
Chapter 4: Overflowing Relationality
Part II: Bodies Beyond Dermal Metaphysics
Chapter 5: Being-With in the Flesh
Chapter 6: Jesus in the Flesh
Part III: Bodies Scandalized by being-with God in the Flesh
Chapter 7: Cyborg Bodies
Chapter 8: Deep, Promiscuous Incarnation
Chapter 9: A Touch of Sacrament
Conclusion: Incarnational Wild Things
Pryor has chosen a topic that is relevant to a world in which the treatment of bodies, particularly marginalized bodies, is a pressing concern. . . . There is. . . much to learn from here, and particular chapters will no doubt appeal to different audiences in the areas of continental philosophy and theology, constructive theology, and historical theology. The chapters are thoroughly referenced, and the typology of Part I may be particularly helpful for seminary or graduate students in theology. Pryor’s theological interpretation of Merleau-Ponty will help expand our understanding of the flesh that the Word was made.
— Body and Religion
Adam Pryor’s book will be of interest to scholars of Michael Polanyi and William Poteat, given its focus on the body and embodiment or incarnation. Pryor engages in dialogue with an impressive array of thinkers. . . Though familiar with many of these figures, I learned more about each through Pryor’s analysis.
— Tradition & Discovery
Adam Pryor’s work makes incarnation relevant in new and original ways. This is a profound and wide-ranging study, informed by the Christian tradition and contemporary thinking alike. For those looking for how the doctrine of incarnation may be related to issues in contemporary thought, this is an excellent place to start.
— Jan-Olav Henriksen, MF Norwegian School of Theology
In this book Adam Pryor offers a fresh view on the Christian notion of the incarnation of God in Christ. Pryor boldly connects Christian notions, concepts and insights from the fields of Constructive Theology, Biblical Studies, Feminist Theology and Phenomenology in his account of “incarnation in itself” as a wild “thing.” Incarnation is, he argues, a wild, intimate and transformative event that we should act according to.
— Johanne Stubbe T Kristensen, University of Copenhagen