The Bible, Society and Nudity

A study of social nudity from a Biblical and secular perspective.

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by Jeff Rockel
All material copyright 1996, 1998, 2007 by Jeff Rockel

This material deals with the subject of social recreational nudity.

The Bible, Society and Nudity Chapter Outline

Chapter 1

  • A Word of Warning, Preface and Acknowledgements

  • The Bible and Nudity

  • The Bible, God's Authoritative Word

  • Our Position in God's Sight

  • God Created Us in His Image

  • We Hid from Him

  • We were Redeemed by Him

  • The Greatest Commandment

  • Our Responsibility to Ourselves

  • Our Responsibility to Others


Chapter 2

  • Nudity in the Bible

  • The First Nude Couple

  • Noah

  • Circumcision

Chapter 3

  • Bible References to the word Naked
    The Hebrew

    • Group 1

    • Group 2

    • Group 3

    The Greek Words

    • gumnos, gumnotes, and gumneteuo

    • The Significance of Garments

    • Summary and Conclusion

Chapter 4

  • Society and Nudity

  • Nude vs. Lewd in Society

  • Historical Accounts of Unacceptable Nudity

  • Historical Accounts of Acceptable Nudity

  • Body Image and Nudity in Church History

  • Body Image and Nudity in Recent Secular History

  • Nude vs. Lewd in America Today

Chapter 5

  • Nudity in the 20th Century

  • Nudity and Self Esteem

  • Quest for the Perfect Body

  • Reflection of the Spirit