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The Resource The sensual God : how the senses make the almighty senseless, Aviad Kleinberg

The sensual God : how the senses make the almighty senseless, Aviad Kleinberg

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The sensual God : how the senses make the almighty senseless
Title
The sensual God
Title remainder
how the senses make the almighty senseless
Statement of responsibility
Aviad Kleinberg
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the Old Testament, God wrestles with a man. 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 of 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 sensual. Setting experts' minds at ease was neither easy nor simple, and, quite often, faith and logic were stretched to their limits. Focusing on examples from both Christian and Jewish sources, from the Bible to the Late Middle Ages, Kleinberg examines the way Christian and Jewish philosophers, exegetes, and theologians attempted to reconcile Gods supposed ineffability with numerous biblical and post-biblical accounts
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Kleinberg, Aviad M.,
Dewey number
211
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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God
Target audience
specialized
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The sensual God : how the senses make the almighty senseless, Aviad Kleinberg
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Publication
Note
Previously issued in print: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Instability and Its Discontents; 2. Loving God Like a Cow; 3. Endless; 4. Credo; 5. Unimaginable: A Short Digression; 6. Impossible; 7. A Short Discourse on the Spiritual Senses; 8. Invisible; 9. Tasteless; 10. Untouchable; 11. Inaudible; 12. Scentless; Post Scriptum; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn951562382
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231540247
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Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951562382
Label
The sensual God : how the senses make the almighty senseless, Aviad Kleinberg
Publication
Note
Previously issued in print: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Instability and Its Discontents; 2. Loving God Like a Cow; 3. Endless; 4. Credo; 5. Unimaginable: A Short Digression; 6. Impossible; 7. A Short Discourse on the Spiritual Senses; 8. Invisible; 9. Tasteless; 10. Untouchable; 11. Inaudible; 12. Scentless; Post Scriptum; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn951562382
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231540247
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951562382

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