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Theology and the Kinesthetic Imagination: Jonathan Edwards and the Making of Modernity

Kathryn Reklis


Beauty, bodily knowledge, and desire have emerged in late modern Christian theology as candidates to reorient theological reflection by subverting the fragmentation of the self wrought by Western Enlightenment philosophies and the political and economic regimes those philosophies fund. This book returns to a particular moment in the history of Protestant Christianity and its collusion with the creation of this modern, rational subject: the publically rehearsed theological debates regarding the series of eighteenth-century Atlantic world revivals known as the Great Awakening and the work of pro ... More

Keywords: Jonathan Edwards, modernity, renlightenment, circum-Atlantic, subjectivity, Great Awakening, aesthetics, embodiment, performance theory

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199373062
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373062.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn Reklis, author
Fordham University

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