Since the sexual act between the couple is the enfleshing
or incarnating of the marriage, it must be differentiated from the "goods" of marriage, since sex is neither a "cause" nor a "good" of marriage but a sacramental sign of the marriage itself.
Shawn Copeland observes in Enfleshing
Freedom, the cross becomes cheap grace or a simplistic solution to the problem of evil if we do not interpret the cross in light of the "unmeasured suffering and anguish" of lynching in America.
Freedom: Body, Race, and Being, Shawn Copeland reflects on embodiment and race to consider the truly awful stories of black women in the time of slavery and its enduring aftermath.
Similarly, In Enfleshing
Freedom: Body, Race and Being, M.
Author of Enfleshing
Freedom: Body, Race, and Being (Augsburg Fortress, 2009) and The Subversive Power of Love: The Vision of Henriette Delille (Paulist, 2009)
Whatsit tells them, implying that a material enfleshing
of a living being is a form of energy which can be changed without affecting that being's self (65).
The Incarnation represents an enfleshing
of the divine, so the Christian cannot rightfully ignore the material order.
Shown Copeland: Enfleshing
Freedom: Body, Race, and Being (22)
Shawn Copeland, discussing her book Enfleshing
Freedom: Body, Race, and Being, unpacked the theological context within which it functions: as a work of theological anthropology, a womanist theology, and a study of the theology of the body.
Then there will follow deeper participation, more conscious incarnation, more directed enfleshing
of her spirit in the world.
Now, nearly 15 years later, Copeland gives us Enfleshing
Freedom: Body, Race, and Being, in which she reflects on embodiment and race to consider the truly awful stories of black women in the time of slavery and its enduring aftermath.
He grounds his study and reflections on the classic church document Fulfilled in Your Hearing, spelling out its implications and enfleshing
it further on the basis of his 25 years of preaching and teaching homiletics.