Liz Hall and Erik Thoennes continue their discussion on incarnation and embodiment, examining what it means to be embodied beings.  What are the implications for being embodied beings? Liz and Erik also share the ways that embodiment should effect every aspect of a person’s life, from their bodily positions during worship to participation in the classroom.

This is the concluding session of the two-part discussion. It is from the Mind-Body Problem series.


Theological outline on the humanity of Christ: This outline includes the main material conveyed in Dr. Thoennes’ lecture. The version included here is much more complete than the outline handed out at the Table Talk lunch.

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