“according to the flesh,” 40, 159n1
action: beyond the subject, 133–34, 144,
148, 150–52; constraint of, 143, 147,
156; God’s, 64–65; mystery of, 36; ra-
tional, 37; shaping flesh, 134, 146, 157
affect, 69–70, 76–77, 94, 119, 128–29
affirmation, 124, 128, 147–49, 158
Agamben, Giorgio, 24
agency, 149–50, 167n39
Altizer, Thomas, 34
Alves, Rubem, 59
animals, 10, 41, 125, 171n11
animation, 79, 82, 101, 104, 144, 155;
animate and inanimate, 102
anti- Semitism, 2, 19–20, 22, 40, 147, 154,
159n1, 163n6
Anzaldúa, Gloria, 119, 151
apophasis/apophatic, 73–74, 78. See also
negative theology
Aristotle, 78, 99
Arnold, A. James, 128
art, 3, 83–84, 105
Augustine, 18, 36–37, 40, 62, 65, 167n42,
168n45
autonomy, 136, 153, 167n39
Bachelard, Gaston, 78–79, 105
Barad, Karen, 104, 149–50, 177n58, 191n51
“bare life,” 24
becoming: divine, 44, 155; flesh’s eternal,
49; God becoming flesh, 63, 100,
154–55; human, 130; pro cess of, 13; a
woman, 143
Benny Liew, Tat- siong, 18, 24
Bergson, Henri, 78–79
Betcher, Sharon, 7
biological, 6, 136–39
birth, 44–45, 48–49, 52, 105, 154, 171n9,
171n12
blood, 23, 25, 45, 48, 121, 155
body: in advertising, 95; body- in- the-
world, 60, 65–67, 70–71, 100; “body
of sense,” 102; body/spirit dualism,
6; of Christ, 23, 38–41, 45, 49–50,
99; disabled, 7, 129; glorified, 81, 85;
imaginary, 60, 69–70, 82, 125, 141; in
childhood development, 67–69, 102;
in feminist thought, 6–7, 136; of God,
6, 161n15; in liberation theology, 5–6,
59; race and, 8, 118–22, 128–31, 141;
resurrected, 30, 33–36, 48–51; of sin,
35–38; sinful, 12, 35, 37–39, 91–93,
154; subject, 145; tangible, 74–76, 101,
106–7, 109; visible, 9, 60, 70, 76, 101,
114, 126, 156. See also carnality
Boyarin, Daniel, 35, 40
bread, 21–26, 30, 54, 83, 155, 163n16,
164n20
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