Watch: Dr. Atkinson on “The Body As Icon: Making Visible What Is Invisible”

Dr. Joseph Atkinson, Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture, was invited to deliver a scholarly lecture at the Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN at the 37th annual symposium on exegetical theology, “Male and Female He Created Them: Recovering a Theology of the Body.”

Dr. Atkinson’s keynote presentation was titled, “The Body As Icon: Making Visible What Is Invisible.” View the video footage here.

Dr. Atkinson also participated in the symposium’s panel discussion. Click here to view the panel discussion footage.

Dr. Atkinson introduces his presentation with the following claim:

“The human body was created with the purpose and therefore the nature, to image forth, in the created world, the inalienable meaning of the body which God has inscribed in it and which originates and participates in the mystery of the inner life of God. Or, put more simply, the human body is an icon which makes visible the invisible.”

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