The Grotesque Body in Early Christian Discourse: Hell, Scatology and Metamorphosis
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The Grotesque Body in Early Christian Discourse: Hell, Scatology and Metamorphosis

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ISBN-13:
9781845538866
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
30.09.2013
Seiten:
240
Autor:
Istvan Czachesz
Gewicht:
340 g
Format:
229x155x15 mm
Serie:
Bibleworld
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction Part One: Hell 1. Grotesque Bodies in the Christian Underworld 2. Torture in Hell and Reality 3. Body and Morality 4. The Bride of the Demon Part Two: Scatology 5. Deviance Labelling: The Politics of the Grotesque 6. Scatological Humor Part Three: Metamorphoses 7. Polymorphy 8. Speaking Asses and Other Devoted Animals 9. Metamorphoses of Christ 10. Counterintuitiveness and Embodiment: The Grotesque in Cognitive Perspective 11. Epilogue
The Grotesque Body in Early Christian Literature proposes that the rhetorical appeal of first and second century Christian literature was greatly enhanced by the creation of a powerful discourse about the grotesque human body in the domains of moral control, social interaction, and Christology.