Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating

Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating

by Norman Wirzba
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521146240

ISBN-13: 9780521146241

Pub. Date: 05/31/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a comprehensive theological framework for assessing eating's significance, employing a Trinitarian theological lens to evaluate food production and consumption practices as they are being worked out in today's industrial food systems. Norman Wirzba combines the tools of ecological, agrarian, cultural, biblical, and theological analyses to draw a…  See more details below

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This book provides a comprehensive theological framework for assessing eating's significance, employing a Trinitarian theological lens to evaluate food production and consumption practices as they are being worked out in today's industrial food systems. Norman Wirzba combines the tools of ecological, agrarian, cultural, biblical, and theological analyses to draw a picture of eating that cares for creatures and that honors God. Unlike books that focus on vegetarianism or food distribution as the key theological matters, this book broadens the scope to include discussions on the sacramental character of eating, eating's ecological and social contexts, the meaning of death and sacrifice as they relate to eating, the Eucharist as the place of inspiration and orientation, the importance of saying grace, and whether or not there will be eating in heaven. Food and Faith demonstrates that eating is of profound economic, moral, and theological significance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521146241
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
546,952
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Stanley Hauerwas; Preface; 1. Thinking theologically about food; 2. The 'roots' of eating: our life together in gardens; 3. Eating in exile: dysfunction in the world of food; 4. Life through death: sacrificial eating; 5. Eucharistic table manners: eating toward communion; 6. Saying grace; 7. Eating in Heaven?: consummating communion.

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