Lextureship_Death__Disgust__Sex__and_the_Gospel_of_Judas__Part_2

Lextureship_Death__Disgust__Sex__and_the_Gospel_of_Judas__Part_2

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Death, Disgust, Sex, and the Gospel of Judas: Body Ambivalence and the Psychology of the Incarnation Richard Beck, Ph.D. Abilene Christian University
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Review of Day One We are ambivalent about our bodies. Part of the reason appears to be due to fears of mortality/death. That is, death makes us anxious and the body, insofar as it reminds us of our eventual death, causes us anxiety as well. We reviewed psychological data that supported this position: Disgust research Sex research
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The Body as Existential Problem Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death : “Man’s body is a problem to him that has to be explained.” “Erich Fromm wondered why most people did not become insane in the face of the existential contradiction between a symbolic self, that seems to give man infinite worth in a timeless scheme of things, and a body that is worth about .98 cents. How to reconcile the two?”
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If the body is an existential problem, we may be more susceptible than most. Thanatologists have claimed that we live
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PSYC 120 taught by Professor Beck during the Fall '08 term at Abilene Christian University.

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