- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (December 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823224074
- ISBN-13: 978-0823224074
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,593,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Karmen MacKendrick is one of the most original and most important philosophers and theologians now writing in the English language. *Word Made Skin* brings her thinking to full maturity. It is beautiful and disturbing, complex and clear: a profound exploration of the surface. (―Crispin Sartwell Maryland Institute College of Art)
MacKendrick’s "Word Made Skin"offers an exciting and innovative philosophy of desire. This deeply engaging work, which reads at moments like a poem, a prayer, or a love letter, performs dazzlingly what it also analyzes incisively--namely, the mutual touching, enfolding, and cutting-across of bodies, of words, and above all of bodies /and/ words
that meet (as they can only meet) at their limits. Richly intertextual philosophical chapters exploring figures of “touch,” “fold,” and “cut” are provocatively interleaved with chapters on the risen Christ of
John’s Gospel, the light-enfolded Marian figure of T.S. Eliot’s poem “Ash Wednesday,” and tattooed images of the “sacred” and “immaculate”
hearts of Christ and Mary. MacKendrick’s philosophy repeatedly touches
upon theology, and her book should be read by theologians as well as
philosophers and others interested in desire, language, embodiment, and
the relation between them.
About the Author
Karmen MacKendrick is a professor of philosophy and an associate chair of the McDevitt Center for Creativity and Innovation at Le Moyne College. Her work in philosophical theology is entangled with several other disciplines, particularly those involved with words, with flesh, or with the pleasures to be taken in both. These preoccupations appear in several books, most recently Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions (Fordham University Press, 2013).
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