An embodied spirituality: perspectives for a bodily pastoral anthropology

van den Berg, J.-A. (2008) An embodied spirituality: perspectives for a bodily pastoral anthropology. Acta Theologica, 28 2: 118-132. doi:10.4314/actat.v28i2.48887

Author van den Berg, J.-A.
Title An embodied spirituality: perspectives for a bodily pastoral anthropology
Journal name Acta Theologica   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1015-8758
Publication date 2008-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4314/actat.v28i2.48887
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Volume 28
Issue 2
Start page 118
End page 132
Total pages 25
Place of publication Bloemfontein, South Africa
Publisher Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Important new developments within practical theology and, in particular, within pastoral theology have taken place over the past decades. In terms of a post-foundational practical theology, this article endeavours from a hermeneutical perspective to explore overlaps between various domains of sciences. As part of a re-described spiritual embodied anthropology, it is claimed that the mind-body dualism is outdated and that the roots of human corporeality are to be rediscovered. The article investigates the effect of an emphasis on the biological for a pastoral anthropology in terms of its implications for one's concept of God, one's view on personal identity, the affirmation of being relation-orientated, and the importance of context. Taking these perspectives to the marketplace, the article considers the meaning of the spirituality of an embodied soul at work. In for mulating these perspectives, the emphasis is on an engagement with the other and his / her world.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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