The Martin Marty Center and the Divinity School sponsor or co-sponsor a variety of conferences, lectures, and symposia throughout the academic year.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 4:30PM Swift Lecture Hall 3rd Floor
Body, Eros, Eucharist: A lecture by Emmanuel Falque
based on his recent book The Wedding Feast of the Lamb
Presented by The Lumen Christi Institute
Cosponsord by The Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion
Free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit www.lumenchristi.org
In The Wedding Feast of the Lamb (Fordham University Press, 2016), Emmanuel Falque links philosophy and theology in an original fashion that allows us to see the full e ect of theology’s “backlash” against philosophy.
By attending closely to the incarnation and the eucharist, Falque develops a new concept of the body and of love: By avoiding the common mistake of “angelism”―consciousness without body― Falque considers the depths to which our humanity re ects ani- mality, or body without consciousness. He shows the continued relevance of the question “How can this man give us his esh to eat?” (John 6:52), especially to philosophy.
We need to question the meaning of “this is my body” in “a way that responds to the needs of our time” (Vatican II). Because of the ways that “Hoc est corpus meum” has shaped our culture and our modernity, this is a problem both for religious belief and for culture.
Emmanuel Falque is Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Paris. He specializes in patristic and medieval philosophy and phenomenology. Professor Falque’s books in English include The Metamorphosis of Finitude: An essay on Birth and Resurrection and most recently The Wedding Feast of the Lamb: Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist.