God's Body: A Conversation with Christoph Markschies

DateNovember 20, 2019
Time5:30 - 7:30 pm
LocationArnold and Porter LLP
601 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

While for many today the idea of an embodied God seems simplistic—even pedestrian—Dr. Christoph Markschies reveals that in antiquity, the educated and uneducated alike subscribed to this very idea. More surprisingly, the idea that God had a body was held by both polytheists and monotheists. Platonic misgivings about divine corporeality entered the church early on, but it was only with the advent of medieval scholasticism that the idea that God has a body became scandalous, an idea still lingering today. By studying the religious and cultural past, Markschies reveals a Jewish and Christian heritage alien to modern sensibilities, as well as a God who is less alien to the human experience than much of Western thought has imagined.

Please join us for this evening conversation over refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. 



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11/20/2019 02:00 PM

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PublisherThe Baylor Alumni Network
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