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(:Unkn) Unknown, Universitaet Tuebingen
Anne-Claire Mulder shows, by reference to the work of Luce Irigaray and Rose mary Radford Ruether, how new approaches to the relationship between the body and the spirit can lead to a transformation of the understanding of divine incarna tion. The spirit/body dualism appears to function as a fulcrum: change this central binary opposition and other interrelated dualistic categories within the concept of the incarnation also change (eg. God/humanity, transcendence/immanence). Next to and in
more » ... st with 'the Word that becomes flesh', room is created for 'flesh that wills to become word'. Tbis is especially relevant for women whose desires and hopes are denied linguis tic form. The author demonstrates, by a comparison of Ruether's anthropology in which a re-evaluation of the body is linked with a minimiution of sexual dif ference, and Irigaray's double hermeneutic where the difference between the sexes is irreducible, that only the second position can offer an analysis of the specific relationsbip of women to the source of life.
doi:10.15496/publikation-71037 fatcat:ulivpdbn6zczhmk6ptl2nk44xi