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#23: The Body Issue

Monday, September 9, 2013

Since the time of the early Greeks, Western thought has tended to downplay the importance of the body. By emphasizing the existence of an eternal realm of ideal forms above and beyond the material world, we have indirectly transformed the body into little more than a vessel for our true immortal souls. We may say […]

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Pantyhose, Abstinence, and Fear: Constructions of Sexual Identity among Formerly Conservative Protestant Women

Thursday, April 17, 2014

This article discusses the purity culture of the Southern Baptist Church and its potential ramifications upon women’s self-identifying sexuality.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tyler McCabe grieves the death of his cousin and considers how the body conducts pain.

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Origin Stories

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My mother idolized the pampas grass and my father idolized the peppers that fell when I was born.

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Invisible Grief? Theological Reflections on Miscarriage

Monday, March 17, 2014

Nicole Johnson offers some theological reflections from women who have experienced the trauma of miscarriage.

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You Should Give a Shit

Thursday, March 13, 2014

How we treat our relationship to the cycle of nutrients—the food that goes into our bodies and leaves it—has more to say about our view of incarnation than do most of our creeds.

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