Books & Films

Honoring the Body

An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith

InĀ An Altar in the World, Taylor shows us how to discover altars everywhere we go and in nearly everything we do as we learn to...


Based upon the story of Roy L. "Rocky" Dennis, who lived from 1964 to 1980 with craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, a bone disease that causes extreme facial...

Schindler’s List

Based on the story of Oskar Schindler, an opportunistic businessman who uses Jewish labor to start a factory in Nazi-occupied Poland. As World War II...

Pack of Lies: The Advertising of Tobacco

Pack of Lies reveals, with powerful insider information, the deception of tobacco industry claims that they do not seek to addict children to nicotine.

Slim Hopes: Advertising and the Obsession with Thinness

Jean Kilbourne's award-winning video offers an in-depth analysis of how female bodies are depicted in advertising images and the devastating effects of those images on...

Killing Us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women

This newest edition of Jean Kilbourne's influential and award-winning Killing Us Softly series shows how the advertising industry continues to reinforce, and glamorize, a regressive...

Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women

By Caroline Walker Bynum

Rejecting presentist interpretations of women as exploited or masochistic, Bynum shows the power and creativity of women's writing and women's lives.

The Body and Society

By Peter Brown

First published in 1988, Peter Brown's The Body and Society was a groundbreaking study of the marriage and sexual practices of early Christians in the...

Motherprayer: The Pregnant Woman’s Spiritual Companion

By Tikva Frymer-Kensky

The first spiritual guide to the pregnant woman, Motherprayer is filled with poems, rituals, prayers, and incantations from a variety of religious traditions.

Caretakers of Our Common House: Women’s Development in Communities of Faith

By Carol Lakey Hess

This highly readable study asks whether the church can make a difference in the development of young women in a culture that destroys the self-esteem...