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“don't Eat That”: Denial, Indulgence, and Exclusion in Christian Diet Culture

R. Marie Griffith

in Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217539
eISBN:
9780520938113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217539.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

American Protestants have restricted or eschewed sex, alcohol, smoking, dancing, leisure activities, and other bodily pleasures for the sake of obedience and virtue. For them, eating has long carried ... More


Divine Dieting: A Cultural Analysis of Christian Weight Loss Programs

Samantha Kwan and Christine Sheikh

in Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149976
eISBN:
9780231520799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149976.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter analyzes Christian dieting practices. Like secular diets, Christian weight loss programs draw upon a simple equation for weight loss: weight loss is inevitable if one reduces caloric ... More


Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity

R. Marie Griffith

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520217539
eISBN:
9780520938113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217539.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

“Fat People Don't Go to Heaven!” screamed a headline in the tabloid Globe in November 2000. The story recounted the success of the Weigh Down Workshop, the nation's largest Christian diet corporation ... More


Before Taking Food (Cath. 3)

Gerard O'Daly

in Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the poem's presentation of appropriate Christian diet, moderate, avoiding the meat of quadrupeds, with meals preceded by prayer. Praise of food as the divine creator's gift is ... More


Legislating Women: The Push for a Prostitution Prevention Law

in Occupying Power: Sex Workers and Servicemen in Postwar Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804776912
eISBN:
9780804783460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804776912.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter addresses the female activists and legislators who worked locally and nationally to pass laws against prostitution. The Prostitution Prevention Law aimed to prevent a climate of ... More


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