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The Real Thing

Curkpatrick, Stephen (2017) The Real Thing. Suci Iman Akademis Dan Praktis: Jurnal Teologi, 6 (2). pp. 103-115. ISSN 2302-5336

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Abstract

Our contemporary consumer context is pervasively even if implicitly “theological” because it is permeated with symbolic or spectral x valuations that are invested in numerous commodities. These spectral valuations represent aspirations of human desire. Such desire is radically reorientated within Christian faith, where x ceases to be spectral as invested arbitrarily or randomly; x is embodied christologically in grace and fidelity. Christian identity offers a truly non-spectral materiality as volitional embodiment of primary human values such as freedom, dignity and relationality.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: commodity, virtual, spectral valuations, Christology
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies > 229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: A - Philosophy
C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Stephen Curkpatrick
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2018 04:15
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2018 04:15
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3053

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