That Famous Fig Leaf

Uncovering the Holiness of Our Bodies

By Chad W. Thompson

That Famous Fig Leaf

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  • Pages: 152
  • Publication Date: 10/29/2019
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That Famous Fig Leaf

Uncovering the Holiness of Our Bodies

By Chad W. Thompson

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  • ISBN: 9781532659867
  • Pages: 152
  • Publication Date: 10/29/2019
  • Retail Price: $19.00
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About-

Nothing that God created is the source of our human temptation. To the contrary! The human body is the crown of God's creation—consummated by his declaration that it was good. That God’s people are unable to view the body without sinning is not an indictment of the body itself, but of the immaturity of the post-modern evangelical mind.

We live in a culture whose inhabitants spend billions of dollars a year to see each other naked on internet sites and in pornographic films, yet are often uncomfortable changing in front of each other in locker rooms or even being seen in a swimsuit on the beach. Could it be that we have so profoundly fused the image of the exposed body with sexual gratification that there is no context left for it to be laid bare without evoking either shame or arousal?

In That Famous Fig Leaf, Chad Thompson explores the spiritual implications of the physical body and, surprisingly, uncovers a new kind of freedom from sexual addiction along the way. Chad critiques the Christian purity movement for conflating purity with prudery, and reveals that changing how we esteem our bodies has the power to heal the hypersexualized body consciousness of our culture.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Chad Thompson offers a unique examination of symbolism inscribed by God in our bodies, weaving a tapestry of insights on the spiritual, psychological, sociological, and anthropological implications of human embodiment. Drawing from an array of sources, including John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Chad offers a timely exploration of how the way we perceive and esteem our bodies impacts our relationships with self, others, and God.”

—Christopher West, President, Theology of the Body Institute and The Cor Project

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Chad W. Thompson

Bio(s)-

Chad Thompson is a lover of Jesus who lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with his cat, Bathsheba, and a community of friends with whom he enjoys drinking coffee until his endorphins crash. Chad enjoys working out at the gym, relaxing at the Korean spa, and teaching people all over the world how to love their bodies.

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