Everyone, you may not realize it from this blog, but I have another life. That is, I'm an academic theologian at a Catholic university (gasp).
So firmly wearing that hat, I have news! A book I have been researching and writing for two years is getting published. It is titled Theology of the Body, Extended: the Spiritual Signs of Childbirth, Impairment, and Dying. It takes the first half of the 1979-84 audiences delivered by John Paul II and presents the potential of that understanding of the human being as sign in other defining life events: giving birth, living with impairment (disability, injury, or illness), and the dying process. The book is getting published by Lectio Publishing, a new Catholic academic press, this summer 2014. (And I shared some of my self-rejected lines from the rough draft--too ironic and flippant for prime time--here.)
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