Arts > The body as temple

03 November 2016 | by D.J. Taylor

The body as temple


The BBC “Faith in the World” week roamed entertainingly around the regional stations to bring us (among other highlights) husband-and-wife vicars from Berkshire and a Hindu temple established in a remote Norfolk village.

 Nationally, its centrepiece was the sound of the Revd Kate Bottley fronting an analysis of our obsession with beauty and considering the implications of an industry said to turn over US$20 billion (£16.4bn) a year while goading the average woman into spending an annual £2,000 on supposedly “essential” products (25 October).

“The human body is a temple,” our host declared, before setting out to consult a succession of beauty experts with opinions to share on this exemplary adage.


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