Talk

Evangelicalism’s Hidden Heresy: Understanding Gnosticism and Why the Body Is So Important

Date recorded: 25 May 2016 | Speaker: Gregg Allison | Event: ELF Workshop
Evangelicalism's Hidden Heresy: Understanding Gnosticism and Why the Body Is So Important
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This talk exposes the widespread Gnostic error—that the spiritual or immaterial is good, while the physical or material is inherently evil—and its insidious impact on evangelical theology and practice. A definition of embodiment (the state of human existence between conception and death, and again after the resurrection of the body and for all eternity; the normal state of human existence is an embodied existence) will be offered. Then, attention will be paid to outlining a theology of human embodiment that treats issues such as creation as embodied beings, genderedness, sexuality, bodily discipline, sanctification, clothing, worship, suffering and healing, death, and eschatological embodiment.