For the Body



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Perfect for:

  • Pastors leading communities
  • Individuals seeking deeper study
  • Student ministers

In these pages you will:

  • Understand why our bodies matter on a host of issues
  • Discover a positive vision for human sexuality
  • Be equipped to engage culture from a positive posture

The human body is an amazing gift, yet today, many people downplay its importance and fail to understand what Christianity teaches about our bodies and their God-given purposes. We misunderstand how the body was designed, its role in relating to others, and lack awareness of the dangers of objectifying the body, divorcing it from its intended purpose.

In For the Body, author Timothy Tennent looks at what it means to be created in the image of God and how our bodies serve as icons that illuminate God’s purposes. Tennent examines topics like marriage, family, singleness, and friendship, and he looks at how the human body has been objectified in art and media today. He also offers a framework for discipling people today in a Christian theology of the body.

Tennent explores the contours of a robust Christian vision of the body and human sexuality and the variety of different ways we are called into relationships with others. This book is a call to a deeper understanding of our body and an invitation to recapture the wonder of this amazing gift. It is a theological vision that informs our self-understanding, how we treat others, and how we engage today’s controversial and difficult discussions on human sexuality with grace, wisdom, and confidence.

About the Author

Dr. Timothy C. Tennent is the president of Asbury Theological Seminary with over 1,700 students on four campuses located in Wilmore, Kentucky; Orlando, Florida; Memphis, Tennessee and Tulsa, Oklahoma.


  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Trim size: 5.5×8.5, hardcover
  • DVD accompaniment: Yes
  • Video study guide: Yes, one per participant

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