Limit search to available items
Record 5 of 12
Previous Record Next Record
Book Cover
Author Moss, Candida R., author

Title Divine bodies : resurrecting perfection in the New Testament and early Christianity / Candida R. Moss
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
Online access available from:
JSTOR eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction The Missing Piece; Chapter 1; Identity; Chapter 2; Integrity; Chapter 3; Functionality; Chapter 4; Aesthetics; Conclusion Imagining Beauty and Remembering Ourselves; List of Abbreviations; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; Q; S; T; U; U; W; X; Z
Summary A path-breaking scholar's insightful reexamination of the resurrection of the body and the construction of the self. When people talk about the resurrection they often assume that the bodies in the afterlife will be perfect. But which version of our bodies gets resurrected-young or old, healthy or sick, real-to-life or idealized? What bodily qualities must be recast in heaven for a body to qualify as both ours and heavenly? The resurrection is one of the foundational statements of Christian theology, but when it comes to the New Testament only a handful of passages helps us answer the question "What will those bodies be like?" More problematically, the selection and interpretation of these texts are grounded in assumptions about the kinds of earthly bodies that are most desirable. Drawing upon previously unexplored evidence in ancient medicine, philosophy, and culture, this illuminating book both revisits central texts-such as the resurrection of Jesus-and mines virtually ignored passages in the Gospels to show how the resurrection of the body addresses larger questions about identity and the self
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 2, 2019)
Print version record
Subject Bible. New Testament -- Commentaries
Christian heresies
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
Theology, Doctrinal
Genre/Form Commentaries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300187637 (electronic bk.)
9780300187632 (electronic bk.)