The Body of God: An Ecological Theology


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Chris Ruddell rated it really liked it Jan 03, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. From the beginning McFague paints the perimeters of her main ideas and the reader soon realizes that this is not an attempt to develop some new truths about God rather another way of conceptualizing about that which is the I AM. Kaufman, Harvard Divinity School. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. She received the Litt.

Click here to email. Sallie McFague has created something important and necessary—a model of God specifically for the sake of the earth. If traditional concepts of god have alienated us from the bodies of the material world, then what alternative do we have?

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Is there any sense of transcendence, of spirit, of Christ, of trinity that will help rather than harm the earth today? McFague takes up these great and heavy questions with firmness and authority, with modesty and ambiguity, with wisdom and patience.

No one else has yet unfolded with comparable constructive clarity the relation between the earth crisis and our notion of God. A wonderful work, one that is likely to have an impact comparable to Models of God. McFague elaborates this metaphor at length in The Body of God: Equally we must take seriously our own embodiment and that of other bodies: She defends her views as not monist but panentheist. This is not the omnipotent, omniscient and immutable God of classical theism and neo-orthodoxy: In which Jesus is a paradigm individual rather than the unique bearer of godlikeness.

The role of the Spirit is emphasised in her theology, though there is little sense in which this is uniquely the spirit of Jesus. It follows, too, from this metaphor of God as involved in the world that traditional notions of sin and evil are discarded.

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Redemption is downplayed, though not excluded: There is, too, an insistence on realised, not final, eschatology. However, God is presently and permanently with humankind: Human constructions determine what she will say about God — her work is mere anthropologising. Literature and the Christian Life. Yale University Press [30].

The Body of God: An Ecological Theology

A Study in Metaphor and Theology. Fortress Press [30]. Models of God in Religious Language. Fortress Press [31]. Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age.

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In Models of God, now in a second impression, Sallie McFague dealt principally with immanental models, God as mother, lover and friend of the world. Her choice was a deliberate one, an attempt to balance the heavy transcendence of the Christian dcotrine of God.

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However, she ended the book aware that what was needed is not only immanental models of God, but ways of thinking In Models of God, now in a second impression, Sallie McFague dealt principally with immanental models, God as mother, lover and friend of the world. However, she ended the book aware that what was needed is not only immanental models of God, but ways of thinking of God's transcendence in an immanental way.

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