The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

In the Old Testament, God wrestles with a man (and loses). In the Talmud, God wriggles his toes to make thunder and takes human form to shave the king of Assyria. In the New Testament, God is made flesh and dwells among humans. For religious thinkers trained in Greek philosophy and its deep distaste for matter, sacred scripture can be distressing. A philosophically respectable God should be untainted by sensuality, yet the God of sacred texts is often embarrassingly… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (September 08, 2015)

Parent ISBN: 9780231174701

Language: English


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