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Title: The Role of Christ's Physicalness in Angela's Experience of the Mystic Union
Author(s): FUSCO, Roberto
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 19    Date: 2009   
Pages: 47-69
DOI: 10.2143/SIS.19.0.2043673

Abstract :
In this study, the author examines the attention given to the flesh of Christ in the Liber by Angela of Foligno. In fact, it is possible to trace in it an exhaustive framework of the redemptive meaning of Christ’s Incarnation. According to Angela, the image of Jesus, poor and naked, with no clothes in his mother’s arms or suffering on the cross or lying in the sepulchre on Holy Saturday shows that each of us must relate to Him as we do to a friend, or, better yet, as a bridegroom, in that bond of unbreakable love that takes us directly to the centre of the Holy Trinity.

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