IN THE NEWS: Professor Discusses Religion’s Impact on Our View of Health

Dr. Michelle Lelwica

Dr. Michelle Lelwica was a recent guest on WBEZ Chicago’s show, “Reset with Sash-Ann Simons,” to talk about where our beliefs about health may have come from.

Lelwica is a professor of religion at Concordia. She teaches courses in the women’s and gender studies and pre-law programs. She has written 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 explore the concept that religion plays a role in shaping the feelings we have and the judgments we make about our own bodies and the bodies of others.

Listen the interview: Where do our beliefs about health come from? A religious scholar has some surprising theories | WBEZ Chicago

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