Moving Bodies and Translating Scripture: Interpretation and Incarnation

Richard W. Swanson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2011

Issue: Bible Translation (Vol. 31, No 3, Summer, 2011)

A central tenet of Christian faith—the Word made flesh—suggests that a "fleshly" or embodied interpretation of biblical texts will offer new insights to the interpreter and the audience. Our bodies are real and significant just as Jesus's body was real and significant—even for biblical interpretation.

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