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Interview ~ a theology from the body

A theology from the body is a more democratic way of doing theology – making meaning through stories and through the body – as opposed to a moralistic way of doing theology prescribing how we should live in our bodies and ignoring how people experience living life in their bodies.

This is an interview made by the very creative team of Blackhole Productions, in Afrikaans nogal. For those of you who do not understand this expressive language, perhaps you would get a sense of who I am. In the interview I explore my thoughts on the body and theology, a moralistic way of looking at embodiment, and my discomfort in approaching the body from an ethical perspective. In my own research, I prefer a much wider scope, placing inquiries about the body within theological anthropology, doing theology from the body, through storytelling and within the larger question of what it means to be human. It touches upon the differences between a theology of the body (Roman Catholic) and body theology (Reformed), which I will explore further in the blogs on the sexual revolution and the enigmatic Wilhelm Reich.

Oh, and to watch the video, please follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yweR3AgzH2o

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