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Meaning in Our Bodies: Sensory Experience as Constructive Theological Imagination

Heike Peckruhn


What do our everyday experiences and bodily movements have to do with our theological imagination? How should we draw the connection between lived experience and theology? Feminist theologians, as well as other scholars, appeal to the importance of bodily experiences and perceptions when developing claims regarding social and cultural values and argue that our actions are always meaningful. But where and how do these arguments gain traction beyond mere thinking about methods in religious studies or theological exploring of metaphors? Religious scholars and theologians need to acquire a robust ... More

Keywords: feminist theology, constructive theology, body theology, phenomenology, disability studies, queer studies, critical race theory, sensory anthropology, experience, body studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190280925
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280925.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heike Peckruhn, author
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Daemen College