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Responding to the bodily other

What does it mean for our relations that we respond to and encounter each other as embodied beings? In theological anthropology, the human being can be described as a “psycho-somatic-spiritual” whole. As human beings, we are our bodies in a biological sense, in relation to others, and in relation to God. We come into being as bodies, lies as bodies, and are resurrected as bodies. The lecture will elaborate on what this bodily reality of our lives entail regarding the biological, social, and spiritual relations of responsiveness in which we live. In these reflections, the lecture will draw on theological anthropology and reflect on these questions in relation to contemporary ethical issues.