Encounter - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality

Encounter invites you to connect intellectually, emotionally and intuitively across a broad spectrum of topics. The program regularly reflects on the religious experience of multicultural Australia, giving access to voices and experiences that are not often heard in the mainstream media.


Trouble in the flesh

March 15th, 2014

Episode 28 of 69 episodes

Our cultural obsession with body image is often blamed on the media. But from the story of Eve and her suspect desire for forbidden fruit to the persistence of such ascetic traditions such as fasting, Christianity has influenced the ways in which we shape our bodies in the service of transforming our souls.

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