Love Thy Body
Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality
luotu 3.8.2018 klo 06:19
Kustantaja: Baker Books, 2018
Why the Call to Love Thy Body? To counter the hostility toward the human body and biological facts of life driving many of today's headline stories. Many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed moral issues without being aware of their hurtful real-world implications. Consider:
- Transgenderism: Activists detach gender from biology. Kids down to kindergarten are being taught their body is irrelevant to their authentic self. Is this affirming – or does it demean the body?
- Homosexuality: Advocates disconnect sexuality from being biologically male or female. Is this liberating – or does it denigrate who we really are?
- Abortion: Supporters admit that pre-born babies are human, but deny that they are persons worthy of legal protection. Does this lead to equality for women – or does it threaten the intrinsic dignity of all humans?
- Hookup Culture: On campus, in Hollywood, and in the boardroom, the sexual revolution was supposed to liberate us for recreational sex. But has it really led to schizoid sex and bodies without meaning?
In Love Thy Body, best-selling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to offer a riveting exposé of the dehumanizing secularist ethos that shapes critical moral and socio-political issues of our day.
Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey was hailed in The Economist as "America's preeminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual." Fearlessly and with compassion, she makes the case that secularism denigrates the body and destroys the basis for human rights. Throughout, Pearcey sets forth a holistic and humane alternative available to all – one that offers reality-oriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for inalienable human rights.
Now, more than ever, we need to learn to "love thy body."
Nancy Pearcey on väitellyt tohtoriksi filosofian historiasta ja työskentelee professorina Houston Baptist Universityssa. The Economist -lehden mukaan Pearcey on "johtava naispuolinen evankelikaalinen älykkö" ja hän on esiintynyt toistuvasti mediassa, puhunut Valkoisessa talossa ja yliopistoissa sekä julkaissut kirjojensa lisäksi yli sata artikkelia.