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The Goodness of Home: Human and Divine Love and the Making of the Self

Natalia Marandiuc


The question of what home means and how it relates to subjectivity has fresh urgency in light of pervasive contemporary migration, which ruptures the human self, and painful relational poverty, which characterizes much of modern life. Yet the Augustinian heritage that situates true home and right attachment outside this world has clouded theological conceptualizations of earthly belonging. This book engages this neglected topic and argues for the goodness of home, which it construes relationally rather than spatially. In dialogue with research in the neuroscience of attachment theory and conte ... More

Keywords: home, self, love, attachment, framework of meaning, migration, theological anthropology, Charles Taylor, Søren Kierkegaard, John Duns Scotus

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190674502
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190674502.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natalia Marandiuc, author
Assistant Professor of Christian Theology, Southern Methodist University