Walking to Emmaus
I just bought a pedometer--another account in itself about customer service-- because I want to increase my walking in order to improve fitness. Now an article in the research and books section of today's Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Gospel of Born Again Bodies, [Requires subscription] discusses the question of the role of our bodies in Christianity. Do Interesting note is that the author, R. Marie Griffith, has just published a book Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity (University of California Press, 2004).She says:"Christian body practices offer, in short, a model for tracking the ways that ordinary middle-class white bodies have been tutored in the obligatory hungers and subtle yet stringent regulations of consumer capitalism."
Since one of the hallmarks of this current culture is a deep concern for our bodies for a myriad of reasons, this article points to some of the religious reasons which have helped shape this issue.