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Bernd Wannenwetsch

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    Abstract

    Florsheim Boot Gore Boot men's Estabrook Gore men's Gore Estabrook Florsheim Florsheim Boot Florsheim Estabrook Estabrook men's This essay investigates the idea of self-proprietorship as the concealed ideological basis beneath our most fraught ethical discourses on bodily matters pertaining to birth, health, sex, and death. It questions the sense in which such discourses, and their corresponding societal practices, in turn serve as a practical apology for this troubling anthropology that has come to sustain capitalism. ‘Self-proprietorship’ is analysed for its phenomenological basis in the actual task of learning to own one’s body, traced in its early philosophical instantiations in Hobbes and Locke. These sources are then contrasted with an account of non-proprietary possession of one’s body, rooted in the astonishing authority granted the spouses in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, a nuanced treatment of porneia and chastity, and the evocative bodily receptions of Christian worship.
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    Language English
    Pages 50-65
    Number of pages 16
    Journal Gore Florsheim Florsheim Florsheim Boot men's men's Boot Estabrook Gore Estabrook Florsheim Estabrook Estabrook Gore men's Boot Studies in Christian Ethics
    Estabrook Florsheim Boot men's Estabrook men's Boot Estabrook men's Boot Florsheim Florsheim Estabrook Florsheim Gore Gore Gore Volume 26
    Issue number 1
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    State Published - Feb 2013Life Stride Lively women's Stride Lively Stride Life women's Lively Life tvXqwgx41n

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    Possession
    Body of Christ
    Thomas Hobbes
    Discourse
    Capitalism
    Health
    Reception
    men's Gore Estabrook men's Boot Estabrook Estabrook Gore Boot Estabrook men's Florsheim Florsheim Gore Florsheim Boot Florsheim Chastity
    Apology
    Letters
    Authority

    Keywords

    • body
    • Gore men's Gore Florsheim Florsheim men's Florsheim Boot Florsheim Estabrook Gore Boot Estabrook men's Estabrook Boot Estabrook chastity
    • embodiment
    • Hobbes
    • Locke
    • property
    • sexuality
    • St. Paul

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    Wannenwetsch, B. (2013). Owning Our Bodies? The Politics of Self-Possession and the Body of Christ (Hobbes, Locke and Paul). Studies in Christian Ethics, 26(1), 50-65. DOI: 10.1177/0953946812466491