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Author Falque, Emmanuel, 1963- author.

Title The Wedding Feast of the Lamb [electronic resource] : Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist / Emmanuel Falque ; translated by George Hughes.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Fordham University Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (336 pages)
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Series Perspectives in Continental philosophy
Perspectives in continental philosophy.
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Summary "A philosophical and theological study of the eucharist in the Catholic Church. Emmanuel Falque's The Wedding Feast of the Lamb represents a turning point in his thought. Here, Falque links philosophy and theology in an original fashion that allows us to see the full effect of theology's "backlash" against philosophy. By attending closely to the incarnation and the eucharist, Falque develops a new concept of the body and of love. By avoiding the common mistake of "angelism"--consciousness without body--Falque considers the depths to which our humanity reflects animality, or body without consciousness. He shows the continued relevance of the question "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" (John 6:52), especially to philosophy. We need to question the meaning of "this is my body" in "a way that responds to the needs of our time" (Vatican II). Because of the ways that "Hoc est corpus meum" has shaped our culture and our modernity, this is a problem both for religious belief and for culture. Praise for The Wedding Feast of the Lamb "Animality, embodiedness, and eros: such, for Emmanuel Falque, are the grounds for our hope as we kneel before the altar and await the words of consecration in the Eucharist and behold not only what nourishes us here but also an intimacy promised to us hereafter. Here, as a complement to theologies of the Eucharist, is a phenomenology of the sacred liturgy: perhaps the most capacious account of our desire for Christ in the Sacrament offered to us by a contemporary." -- Kevin Hart, The University of Virginia "A generative text for advanced study of worship and a deeper engagement of phenomenological approaches to sacramental theology." -- Homiletic: The Journal of the Academy of Homiletics"-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Human body (Philosophy)
Human body -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church.
Lord's Supper -- Real presence.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hughes, George, translator.
Added Title Noces de l'agneau. English
ISBN 9780823270422 (epub)
9780823270415 (print)
Standard No. 9780823270422

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