Download e-book for iPad: Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity by R. Marie Griffith

By R. Marie Griffith

"Fat humans do not visit Heaven!" screamed a headline within the tabloid Globe in November 2000. the tale acknowledged the good fortune of the overwhelm Workshop, the nation's biggest Christian vitamin company and the topic of in depth press insurance from Larry King dwell to the New Yorker. In the us this present day, millions of individuals are making nutrition a spiritual accountability via enrolling in Christian vitamin courses and examining Christian vitamin literature like What could Jesus consume? and Fit for God. Written with variety and wit, a ways ranging in its implications, and wealthy with the tales of actual humans, Born back our bodies launches a provocative but delicate research into Christian health and vitamin tradition. taking a look heavily at either the spiritual roots of this flow and its present-day incarnations, R. Marie Griffith vividly analyzes Christianity's problematic position in America's obsession with the physique, nutrition, and health.

As she lines the underpinning of modern day attractiveness and slimness ideals—as good because the bigotry opposed to those people who are overweight—Griffith hyperlinks doubtless disparate teams in American background together with seventeenth-century New England Puritans, revolutionary period New proposal adherents, and late-twentieth-century evangelical vitamin preachers.

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