Born Again Bodies Paperback

Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity

by R. Marie Griffith

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Born Again Bodies

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'Fat People Don't Go to Heaven' screamed a headline in the tabloid "Globe" in November 2000. The story recounted the success of the Weigh Down Workshop, the nation's largest Christian diet corporation and the subject of extensive press coverage from Larry King Live to the New Yorker. In the United States today, hundreds of thousands of people are making diet a religious duty by enrolling in Christian diet programs and reading Christian diet literature like "What Would Jesus Eat?" and "Fit for God". Written with style and wit, far ranging in its implications, and rich with the stories of real people, "Born Again Bodies" launches a provocative yet sensitive investigation into Christian fitness and diet culture. Looking closely at both the religious roots of this movement and its present-day incarnations, R. Marie Griffith vividly analyzes Christianity's intricate role in America's obsession with the body, diet, and fitness.As she traces the underpinning of modern-day beauty and slimness ideals - as well as the bigotry against people who are overweight - Griffith links seemingly disparate groups in American history including seventeenth-century New England Puritans, Progressive Era New Thought adherents, and late-twentieth-century evangelical diet preachers.

Born Again Bodies by R. Marie Griffith was published by University Of California Press in September 2004 and is our 62797th best seller. The ISBN for Born Again Bodies is 9780520242401.

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Details for Born Again Bodies

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity Of California Press (September 2004)
Number of Pages337
Thickness25 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1007381
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