Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity / Edition 1

Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity / Edition 1

by R. Marie Griffith
     
 


"This is a wonderful book, well-conceptualized, written with style and wit, and impressive for its ambition, reach and achievement. R. Marie Griffith brings to the scene learning, theoretical subtlety, critical acumen, historical skill, and humane sensibility. She has emerged as one of the most sophisticated and insightful scholars of the Christian body in any… See more details below

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"This is a wonderful book, well-conceptualized, written with style and wit, and impressive for its ambition, reach and achievement. R. Marie Griffith brings to the scene learning, theoretical subtlety, critical acumen, historical skill, and humane sensibility. She has emerged as one of the most sophisticated and insightful scholars of the Christian body in any period of Christian history."—Robert Orsi, Harvard University

"Born Again Bodies is extraordinary. It uncovers an arena of knowledge never before looked at with this level of critical attention when examining American religious culture; Griffith's strength is that she looks across the 'evangelical' denominations. Her work is elegant and truly original."—Sander L. Gilman, author of Difference and Pathology and Jewish Frontiers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520242401
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/04/2004
Series:
California Studies in Food and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
337
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : perilous body gospels1
1Gluttons for regimen : Anglo-Protestant culture and the reorientation of appetite23
2Sculptors of our own exterior : new thought physiques69
3Minding the body : divergent paths of new thought perfectionism110
4Pray the weight away : shaping devotional fitness culture160
5"Don't eat that" : denial, indulgence, and exclusion in Christian diet culture206
Epilogue : bodies in crisis?239

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