Eve's Revenge Women and a Spirituality of the Body
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Description: Botox. Plastic surgery. Make-up. Women sometimes go to desperate lengths to distort, mold, and fashion their bodies into that of the "ideal" woman. They live with the reality of the body, from its reproductive implications to the pressures from the media to look a certain way. They are intimately connected to their bodies, but often find it difficult to link their experience of the female body with their desire for Christian spirituality. Lillian Barger presents Eve's Revenge to help women see how their understanding of their bodies impacts spirituality. Not a self-help book, it describes the tension women experience between their bodies and their desire for a spiritual life. Barger suggests the possibility of viewing women as unified, not split, between body and soul. This model, offered through the life and work of Jesus Christ, provides insight into how Christian women ought to live in the world and in their own skin.Christian women struggling with a body/soul tension and those interested in the social and spiritual meaning of the female body will find this engaging book enlightening and helpful.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Brazos Press
Publication date: 3/1/2003
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
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|Body Bound: The Inescapability of the Body and the Elusiveness of Transcendence|
|Es Una Nena!: How the Current Spirituality Capitalizes on Our Sense of Powerlessness|
|Jars of Clay: The Vulnerability of the Body and Its Ultimate Betrayal|
|Daughters of Eve: Our Creation and the Origins of Our Shame|
|The Not-Always-Virgin Mary: Our Bodies as Places of Redemption|
|Made Flesh: How Jesus Takes Our Shame and Renews Our Imagination|
|A Holy Kiss: Creating a Place for the Body|