Bodily and Embodied: Being Human in the Tradition of the Hebrew Bible

Schroer, Silvia; Staubli, Thomas (2013). Bodily and Embodied: Being Human in the Tradition of the Hebrew Bible. Interpretation, 67(1), pp. 5-19. Sage 10.1177/0020964312463189

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A depiction of the ancient Hebrew understanding of the human being must take into account the fact that the Bible does not contain a systematic anthropology, but unfolds the multiplicity of human existence inductively, aspectively, and in narrative fashion. In comparison to Greek body/soul dualism, but also in the context of body-(de-)construction and gender debates, this circumstance makes it a treasure trove of interesting, often contrasting recollections and insights with liberating potential. This assertion will be illustrated concretely in terms of the nexus points of the human body (throat, heart, and womb), the relationship of humans to animals and angels, and the questions of the power and value of a human being.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Protestant Theology > Institute of Biblical Studies > Old Testament

UniBE Contributor:

Schroer, Silvia and Staubli, Thomas

Subjects:

200 Religion > 220 The Bible

ISSN:

0020-9643

Publisher:

Sage

Language:

English

Submitter:

Silvia Maria Schroer Staubli

Date Deposited:

14 Apr 2014 12:01

Last Modified:

13 Jan 2015 01:56

Publisher DOI:

10.1177/0020964312463189

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Menschenkunde, Biblical Anthropology, Body, Incarnation, Throat, Heart, Womb

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.47638

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/47638

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