The Fat Jesus Paperback

Feminist Explorations in Boundaries and Transgressions

by Lisa Isherwood;

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The Fat Jesus

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We are living in a food and body image obsessed culture. We are encouraged to overconsume by the marketing tactics of big corporations, and are then berated by government and the medical profession for doing so.

At the same time, we are bombarded with media images of unnaturally thin celebrities who go to enormous lengths to retain an unrealistic body image, either by extremes of dieting or through plastic surgery or both.

The spiritual relm is not immune from these pressures, as can be seen in the flourishing of weight loss programmes such as 'Slim for Him', that encourage women to lose weight and gain spiritually.

Lisa examines these phenomena in light of the Christian tradition, which has often had a difficult relationship with sexuality and embodiment and which has promoted ideals of restraint and asceticism. She argues powerfully that, despite this, there are resources within Christianity that can free us from this thinking, and lead us towares a more holistic, incarnational view of what it is to be human.

Accessible for general readers along-side students of theology, sociology and gender studies, this book provides a study of the complex ways in which food, women and religion interconnect and proposes a new Christology of embrace and expansion that emphasises the fullness of our incarnation.

The Fat Jesus by Lisa Isherwood was published by Darton Longman & Todd in January 2008 and is our 46640th best seller. The ISBN for The Fat Jesus is 9780232526387.

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Details for The Fat Jesus

Page last updated 20th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherDarton Longman & Todd (January 2008)
Number of Pages168
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code1120984
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