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Title: Knowing Differently
Subtitle: Incarnation, Imagination, and the Body
Author(s): GODZIEBA, Anthony J.
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 32    Issue: 4   Date: 2007   
Pages: 361-382
DOI: 10.2143/LS.32.4.2035331

Abstract :
The author’s earlier suggestion that Catholic theology needs to take the Incarnation seriously and 'think by means of the body' – and thus 'know differently' – is fleshed out in this essay. The use of the imagination ('thinking otherwise') is linked with an understanding of the body as incarnate intentional subjectivity in order to explicate the Christian 'incarnational imagination' and its sacramental construal of reality. The author demonstrates how believers can thus affirm the Incarnation as the guide for knowing the world as a basic means of God’s grace, as the criterion for discerning life-affirming practices and reflections, and as the basis for constructing theological anthropology as fundamental theology.

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