Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality
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.
Come join Nancy Pearcey as she fearlessly and compassionately makes the case that secularism denigrates the body and destroys the basis for human rights, and sets forth a holistic and humane alternative that embraces the dignity of the human body.
Nancy Pearcey was one of the hippies who stumbled across Francis Schaeffer's ministry L'Abri in Switzerland in the early 1970s and was surprised to discover that there are actually good reasons and arguments supporting Christianity. She gave up her agnosticism and ever since has been writing about Christianity as a worldview that applies to every area of life.
Pearcey is best known for her book Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, which was a 2005 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner. She co-authored How Now Shall We Live? (with Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson), which was a 2000 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner. Her latest book is Love Thy Body: Answering Hard Questions about Life and Sexuality.
Pearcey has been heralded as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual" in The Economist. She earned an MA from Covenant Theological Seminary and pursued further graduate work in History of Philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. Currently she is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University, as well as a fellow of the Discovery Institute and editor-at-large of The Pearcey Report. As founding editor of the radio program BreakPoint, she also co-authored a monthly column with Chuck Colson in Christianity Today.
Pearcey has contributed to several books and published more than a hundred articles. She has spoken in the U.S. Capitol and the White House; at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, Dartmouth, and USC; to actors in Hollywood and artists in New York City; on NPR and C-SPAN. Her earlier books include The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, and Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.
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