Paul M. Bowman
When I was doing my research into nudity,
nudism, naturism, nude recreation, and all other related words I had the
pleasure to meet Paul Bowman (no relation, just a good last name!). He
was wrapping up this outstanding book and allowed me to review it prior to
publication. Here is what I wrote:
Paul Bowman’s book is his “magnum
opus!” Bowman has carefully
examined all scriptures relating to nudity and nakedness, and even those
passages that just hint to the topic, and has done so with the patience and
skill of a neurosurgeon – so as to bring out the actual meaning that the
Biblical writer wanted his readers to understand.
He is to be commended for dealing with a topic that is considered
already “understood” or even “taboo” among Bible readers.
Bowman has shown that such understanding or taboo is not what is
actually found in the Bible. Rarely
does one find a book on a topic that treats a topic exhaustively.
Even rarer is finding an exhaustive book on this topic.
Bowman more than gives us his opinion; in most cases he substantiates
it from the Biblical text (English, Hebrew and Greek) and other historical
documents from the Biblical period. This
book presents a very compelling case for what our society doesn’t understand
– that there is good nakedness. This
is a must read for every Christian.
Here is the
table of contents of this 208 page book:
Actual Nakedness in the Bible
Allegorical Nakedness in the Bible
Implied Nakedness in the Bible
Clothing during Bible Times
Lust and Nakedness
Passages used to Oppose Nakedness that do
not mention nakedness
Appendix – Good Nakedness by Pastor Jeff
I love the
fact that Paul created a scripture index. This
is so helpful in researching the topic from a Biblical perspective.
Also note my study on “Good Nudity” is included as an appendix.
website and order Nakedness and the Bible directly from him,