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The power and vulnerability of love : a theological anthropology, Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo

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The power and vulnerability of love : a theological anthropology
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The power and vulnerability of love
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a theological anthropology
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Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo
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eng
Summary
What is it about human beings that makes us capable and even desirous of inflicting terrible suffering on others (and ourselves)? If human beings--not God--are the cause of evils such as extreme poverty, violence, and oppression, it is imperative that we probe the depths of the human heart to uncover why we, who are made in the image of Divine Eros, fail so miserably to love. Gandolfo constructs a theological anthropology in response to these pivotal questions. Gandolfo maintains that such an anthropology--and a response to these questions--begins with the condition of human vulnerability. Drawing on women's experiences of maternity and natality, she argues that vulnerability is a dimension of human existence that causes us great anxiety, which in turn sets in motion tragic attempts by individuals and interest groups to eliminate their own vulnerability at the cost of vulnerable others. Yet, vulnerability not only forms the basis for violence but also affords the possibility of human openness to the redemptive work of divine love. Poised paradoxically between tragic and redemptive vulnerability, human beings need existential resources and empowering practices to cope with and manage our vulnerability in more courageous, peaceful, and compassionate ways
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The power and vulnerability of love : a theological anthropology, Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo
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The power and vulnerability of love : a theological anthropology, Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt9m0v9d
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-336) and index
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Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The vulnerability of the human condition -- The fundamentals of human vulnerability : embodiment and interrelationality -- The complexity of human vulnerability : perishing, conflict, and ambiguity -- The violation of human vulnerability : anxiety, egocentrism, and violence -- Violated vulnerability and the violence of privilege -- The trinitarian dynamics of divine love and human redemption : a theological anthropology of resilience and resistance -- Theological interlude and introduction to part two -- Do not be afraid : the invulnerability of the Imago dei -- And she gave birth : the vulnerability of the Imago's incarnation -- Rachel's lament and Mary's flight : love's longing for abundant life -- To suckle God with exercises of love -- Practices of resilience and resistance : memory, contemplation, and solidarity -- Conclusion : contemplating vulnerability
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1 online resource (xv, 343 pages)
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9781451494204
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