Redeeming Flesh Download Cover Request Review Copy Request Exam Copy

Redeeming Flesh

The Way of the Cross with Zombie Jesus

by Matthew John Paul Tan

Imprint: Cascade Books

110 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.22 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781498291170
  • Published: July 2016

$15.00 / £11.00 / AU$22.00

Buy

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

  • eBook
  • 9781498291187
  • Published: July 2016

$15.00 / £11.00 / AU$22.00

Buy

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

  • Hardcover
  • 9781498291194
  • Published: July 2016

$36.00 / £27.00 / AU$53.00

Buy

Shipping Options

Buy

Buy

Buy

Purchasing options are not available in this country.

Other Retailers:

Why are zombies consuming the popular imagination? This book--part social analysis, part theological critique, and part devotional--considers how the zombie can be a way to critically situate our culture, awash with consumer products. Matthew Tan considers how zombies are the endpoint of social theory's exploration of consumer culture and its postsecular turn towards an earthly immortality, enacted on the flesh of consumers. The book also shows how zombies aid our appreciation of Christ's saving work. Through the lens of theology and the prayer of the Stations of the Cross, Tan incorporates social theory's insights on the zombie concerning postmodern culture's yearning for things beyond the flesh and also reveals some of social theory's blind spots. Turning to the Eucharist flesh of Christ, Tan challenges the zombie's secularized narrative of salvation of the flesh, one where flesh is saved by being consumed and made to die. By contrast, Jesus saves by enacting an alternative logic of flesh, one that redeems the zombie's obsession with flesh by eucharistically giving it away. In doing so, Jesus saves by assuming the condition of the zombie, redirecting our logic of consumption and fulfilling our yearning for immortality.
X

Privacy Policy and Cookies

We have recently updated our Privacy Policy. This outlines how and why we collect, store and use your personal data when you use our website. Like most websites, we use cookies to improve our service and make your user experience better. See our updated Privacy Policy to find out more about cookies and how we use your data.

Okay, thanks