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Corporal Knowledge: Early Christian Bodies

Jennifer Glancy


Drawing on representations of bodies in sources from Paul to Augustine, this book focuses on the question of what is known in the body and demonstrates why that question is significant for a cultural history of Christian origins. The inevitable cultural habituation of bodies influenced Christians of the first centuries to replicate the habitus of the wider culture—that is, the hierarchical patterns of social relations familiar throughout the Roman Empire, despite the seeming incompatibility of those embodied patterns of relations with the good news of Christian preaching. A study of corporal e ... More

Keywords: corporal knowledge, habituation, habitus, moral imagination, social location

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195328158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Glancy, author
Le Moyne College
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