Why the Call to Love Thy Body? To counter the hostility toward the human body and the biological facts of life that drives many of today’s heart-wrenching headline stories. Unfortunately, many people absorb pre-packaged media mantras on watershed ethical questions 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 biologically 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 and worth of all humans?
Hookup Culture: On campus, in Hollywood, in the boardroom, the sexual revolution was supposed to liberate us for recreational sex. But are schizoid sex and bodies without meaning really all there is?
In Love Thy Body, best-selling author Nancy Pearcey goes beyond politically correct talking points to offer a riveting exposé of the dehuman- izing secularist ethos that shapes the critical moral and socio-political issues of our day.
Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey has been hailed in The Economistas "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 authentic, reality-oriented solutions that embrace the dignity of the human body and provide a sustainable basis for unalienable human rights.
Now, more than ever, we need to learn to “love thy body.”