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Why women need to be ripped, shredded and sliced: political, philosophical and thealogical reflections

Reid-Bowen, P (2008) 'Why women need to be ripped, shredded and sliced: political, philosophical and thealogical reflections.' In: Althaus-Reid, M and Isherwood, L, eds. Controversies in body theology. SCM Press, London, pp. 207-226. ISBN 9780334041573

Abstract

This is a collection which brings together authors from around the world. The book dares to examine some of the most extreme approaches to the body that our society engages with. What makes this book unique is that it does not dismiss what may be the more difficult and challenging areas of the body and society, rather it embraces them as an embodied resource for the ever-expanding task of considering the nature of incarnation through the lens of body theology. Topics range from cosmetic surgery and the bible to the sacramental nature of self harm in young girls. Along the way the book looks at the Puritan heritage of 'Extreme Makeover' programmes and the pernicious theology inherent in 'Slim for Him' programmes.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: Human body — Religious aspects — Christianity. Self-mutilation — Religious aspects. Sex — Religious aspects — Christianity. Women in Christianity. Body, Human — Religious aspects — Christianity. Theology. Body image in women. Women — Religious aspects.
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 14:52
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:29
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/821
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