The deconstruction of dualism in theology

with special reference to ecofeminist theology and new age spirituality
  • 281 Pages
  • 0.38 MB
  • English
Paternoster Press , Carlisle
Ecofeminism., Dualism (Religion) -- Christianity., Spiritual life -- New Age move
StatementGillian McCulloch ; foreword by David A.S. Ferguson.
SeriesPaternoster biblical and theological monographs
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 281 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22059076M
ISBN 101842270443

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McCulloch’s study has important implications not only for theology but also for ethics and spirituality. An exploration of the deconstruction of dualism in theology: with special reference to ecofeminist theology and new age spirituality Author: McCulloch, Gillian Elizabeth ISNI: Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen.

Warren, as reported by Gomes in his book, The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus, was as generous as his theology would allow, but could not, on the Author: Chuck Queen.

Pbtm: Deconstruction Of Dualism In Theology, The. This book is a thoughtful defence of the importance of retaining a version of dualism in ecofeminist Christian theology.

Ecofeminist theologians have often tried to reconstruct theology through a total rejection of dualism. Pbtm: Deconstruction Of Dualism In Theology, The is a paperback book by Gillian Mcculloch appearing in the Theology section at It wasn’t until the Reformation that this dualism was effectively challenged.

Martin Luther had been a monk, but as he studied the New Testament his theology was turned on its head. His growing convictions about justification by faith soon led him to embrace a belief in the priesthood of all believers.

Dualism affirms that the universe is the staging area, the combat zone, for two equal and opposite beings who struggle with each other eternally.

Satan is falsely described in terms of omniscience, omnipresence, and the power to do actual, not merely counterfeit, miracles. In the same year Mark C. Taylor published his full length study Deconstructing Theology, to be followed in a collection under his editorship Deconstruction in Context in Of course, Derrida's work (along with Paul de Man's) was taking the American literary world by storm from the mid seventies when English translations of his work began to.

The practice of deconstruction enables us, amongst other things, to unmask The deconstruction of dualism in theology book the-ology. This theology reread the history of salvation in the light of Plato’s philosophy and hence in the light of world of ideas.

This theology thus affirms the existence of God beyond the physical world. Besides being a (male) God, he is perfect spirit. Contemporary Christian body theology focuses on recovering a Jewish understanding of the unity of the body and soul against a dualism inherited from Greek philosophy.

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The Gospel of Matthew presents several instances when Jesus speaks of dismemberment (–30, –9,–51), in which he adopts a rhetoric, familiar from the. Skillfully curated and in touch with contemporary science as well as analytic theology, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism strikes a measured balanced between advocacy and criticism, and is a first-rate resource for researchers, scholars, and students of philosophy, theology.

As the first book of its kind to bring together a collection of contemporary writing from top proponents and critics in a pro-contra format, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism captures this ongoing dialogue and sets the stage for rigorous and lively discourse around dualist and physicalist accounts of human persons in philosophy.

A brief treatment of mind-body dualism follows. For fuller discussion, see Philosophy of mind: Dualism; and Metaphysics: Mind and body. The modern problem of the relationship of mind to body stems from the thought of the 17th-century French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes, who gave dualism its classical ing from his famous dictum cogito, ergo sum (Latin: “I.

The dualism between God and Creation has existed as a central belief in multiple historical sects and traditions of Christianity, including Marcionism, Catharism, Paulicianism, and other forms of Gnostic Christianity. Christian dualism refers to the belief that God and creation are distinct, but interrelated through an indivisible bond.

However, Gnosticism is a diverse, syncretistic religious. The Gnostic belief in the dualism of flesh and spirit—with the flesh being evil and something to be freed from, while the eternal spirit was good—also originated in the lie Satan told Eve.

Gnostics, in general, believed that the purpose of human existence was to return to the spiritual realm from whence all. Dualism - Dualism - Themes of religious dualism: Among the various themes of religious dualism, the opposition between sacred and profane is also important.

This distinction, appearing in some sense in nearly every religion, must be particularly acute, however, to qualify a religion as dualistic. Such an intensification of the sacred-profane opposition to the point at which it becomes a.

It is in this universal light that Christianity and the Doctrine of Non-Dualism was articulated. Though this book on 'Christian Ved'nta' is modest in its length, it is dense in its scope and reflection. The book begins with a thorough and insightful Preface by the late perennialist Alvin Moore, Jr.

().Reviews: 5. For two thousand years Christians of all stripes (clergy and laypersons, scholars and uneducated, young and old, and across denominations) have traditionally understood human beings to be composed of two substances: a physical body and a spiritual soul. While some have argued that the non-physical substance includes two different kinds of non-body parts (i.e., a soul and a separate spirit.

The Johannine Dualism by George Eldon Ladd. The Two Worlds. The most difficult problem in the Johannine theology is its apparently different dualism from that of the Synoptics.

The dualism in the Synoptic Gospels is primarily horizontal: a contrast between two ages -- this age and the Age to Come.

The dualism of John is primarily vertical: a. One of the greatest enemies of Christian culture within the church is dualism.

Broadly speaking, dualism is the division of life into two overarching spheres or principles, generally antithetical to one another. Likely the earliest dualism was Gnosticism,[1] which posited two gods, the good god of the mind and spirit and the evil god of.

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Sallie McFague (born ) is an American feminist Christian theologian, who has written other books such as Super, Natural Christians, The Body of God: An Ecological Theology, etc. She wrote in the Preface of this book, “In the closing pages of my last book, Metaphorical Theology, I experimented with the model of God as friend in an attempt to address the issues of idolatry and Reviews: Dualism is also a common sense idea.

For example, it is a form of dualism to say that a thing is either hot or cold, good or bad, mine or somebody else's, with no allowance for possible states in between. Ditheism. In theology, dualism may also refer to duotheism, bitheism or ditheism. This the doctrine or belief that there are two independent.

Culler, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Deconstruction is a mode of philosophical and literary analysis derived from the work of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida that questions the most basic philosophical categories or concepts.

In philosophy it involves the undoing of fundamental oppositions through a demonstration that they are constructions. Deconstruction and negative theology are not regularly considered together.

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However, Hart suggests this has more to do with the assumptions of readers of deconstruction - particularly readers of Derrida. He argues that, by the nature of deconstruction itself, it must be open to alternative s: 1. Books shelved as dualism: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, The Strange Case of Dr.

Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Ready Player. In particular, Christianity is often associated with “Cartesian dualism,” a variant of dualism attributed to French philosopher René Descartes.

According to one popular understanding of Cartesian dualism, the soul is a “ghost in the machine” (to borrow Gilbert Ryle’s phrase) which “controls” the body; the implication is that the.

Man is not a dualism but a duality. That is, we have a real body (material substance) and a real soul (immaterial substance). There is an analogy with the person of Christ in that He has two natures or substances, divine and human, united in one person.

That He has two substances does not necessitate a dualism in His person. Coward's essay in Derrida and Negative Theology entitled “A Hindu response to Derrida's View of Negative Theology” centers on two primary issues: 1) the question of a reality behind all negations (the question of hyper- or superessentiality) and 2) the question of whether language is essential to and inseparable from the process of.

Deconstruction and Theology book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(6). Deconstruction of Dualism in Theology R R Add to basket; Delighting in the Trinity [eBook] R Add to basket; Living in the Hope of Future Glory R Add to Book Discounters (CBD) is a retailer and wholesaler of Christian books.

Our purpose is to make wholesome Christian books available at discounted prices directly.Heidegger’s deconstruction of metaphysics has a positive dimension whereby it helps motivate the recovery of a non-metaphysical under-standing of Being.

I Metaphysics as Ontotheology Every question speci”es [grenzt] as a question the breadth and nature of the answer it .The Trespass of the Sign offers a clear and thorough account of the relations between deconstruction and theology. Kevin Hart argues that, contrary to popular thought on the topic, deconstruction does not have an antitheological agenda.

Rather, deconstruction seeks to question the metaphysics of any theology.