Tuesday 1 October 2013

The body of Jesus

The human body is a meeting point of myriads of schemes of recurrence, a flux, in constant interaction with the environment. De Smet, speaking of ancient Indian conceptions, refers to the human being as a crossroads...

I was thinking of the body of Jesus in this way: surely Christology will have to take into account the fact that his body was in constant interaction with the environment. And that therefore in a sense Jesus has passed into even the physicality of this land.... This may be the point made by Lonergan and so much insisted by Philip McShane, that any scientific approach must take into account all the sublated layers.... 

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