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Body Thinking, Story Thinking, Religion

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DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.34070    3,620 Downloads   5,067 Views
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This essay offers two novel thinking-modes, “body thinking” and “story thinking,” both intrinsically interrelated, as alternative reasoning to usual analytical logic, and claims that they facilitate understanding “religion” as our ultimate living in the Beyond. Thus body thinking, story thinking, and religion naturally gather into a threefold thinking synonymy. This essay adumbrates in story-thinking way this synonymy in four theme-stages, one, appreciating body thinking primal at our root, to, two, go through story-thinking that expresses body thinking to catalyze religion, to, three, reach religious living in holistic nisus to the Beyond. But then, four, religion is surprisingly harder than expected; we require a strange adult detour to come back home to body thinking in story thinking. These four themes are body-thought through many stories, some of which are argumentative. Thus this essay itself body thinks in story thinking

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Wu, K. (2013). Body Thinking, Story Thinking, Religion. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 479-490. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.34070.

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