Text topic: The Body Aesthetics in Christianity
Text author: Снежана Кадић
The aesthetic-anthropological image of the body in the poetry of Ivan V. Lalić relies on the semantic values of Christian canonical thought. Starting from the biblical idea of creating the human being in the image of God (Gen. 1:26), Lalić shapes an aestheticized vision of the body in which its flesh is not only a material manifestation of a human being, but also a plan of existence that carries sublime meaning for the humans.The body renews and confirms the sublime (theandric) designation in the incarnation of God the Logos and his resurrection. Hence, the human body, as representation of the divine in humans, is something most precious in the experience of creation and is worthy of human glorification. Therefore, affirmation of such spiritual corporeality in the aesthetic experience and modern poetic experience, as well as its share in the theandric providential plan of salvation, requires a sharper focus of observation.