Measuring tape wrapped around waist
AP Photo/M. Spencer Green / Associated Press
Measuring tape wrapped around waist
AP Photo/M. Spencer Green / Associated Press

Dr. Michelle Lelwica is the author of several books including, Shameful Bodies: Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement and Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers Behind Women’s Obsession with Food and Weight, which examine the deep relationship between body image and moral purity. Reset speaks with the religious scholar to learn how Christianity has informed our beliefs about what makes a healthy body.

GUEST: Michelle Lelwica, professor of religion at Concordia College


Measuring tape wrapped around waist
AP Photo/M. Spencer Green / Associated Press
Measuring tape wrapped around waist
AP Photo/M. Spencer Green / Associated Press

Dr. Michelle Lelwica is the author of several books including, Shameful Bodies: Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement and Religion of Thinness: Satisfying the Spiritual Hungers Behind Women’s Obsession with Food and Weight, which examine the deep relationship between body image and moral purity. Reset speaks with the religious scholar to learn how Christianity has informed our beliefs about what makes a healthy body.

GUEST: Michelle Lelwica, professor of religion at Concordia College