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Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East
Category: Books > Theology > Theology Books
ISBN / ID: 9780809153916
Publisher: Paulist Press
Price: AU$35.95
Description: In Maternal Body: A Theology of Incarnation from the Christian East, Carrie Frederick Frost places Orthodox Christian sources on motherhood, icons, hymns, and prayers, into conversation with each other. In so doing, she brings an anchored vision of motherhood to the twenty-first century, especially the embodied experience of motherhood.

Along the way, Frost addresses practices of the Church that have neglected mothersí bodies, offering insight for others who also choose to live within truth-bearing but flawed traditions. Whether female or male, whether mothers or not, whether mothers adoptive or biological, we each make our appearance in the cosmos through a maternal body; our motherís body gives us our own body.

In these bodies we live our lives and find our way into the next. From the unexpected and fresh vantage point of the maternal body, Frost offers new ways of understanding our incarnate experience as humans and better cultivating a relationship with our Creator.
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