The Corporeal Imagination

Focusing on saintly human bodies as relics, animated icons, and performers of the holy in hagiography, this book analyzes how Christians in late antiquity saw the material world with new eyes as a medium for the disclosure of the divine in the earthly realm.

The Corporeal Imagination
Signifying the Holy in Late Ancient Christianity

Patricia Cox Miller

2009 | 272 pages | Cloth $49.95
Religion
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: Bodies and Selves
Chapter Two: Bodies in Fragments
Chapter Three: Dazzling Bodies
Chapter Four: Bodies and Spectacles
Chapter Five: Ambiguous Bodies
Chapter Six: Subtle Bodies
Chapter Seven: Animated Bodies and Icons
Chapter Eight: Saintly Bodies as Image-Flesh
Chapter Nine: Incongruous Bodies
Conclusion

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments