Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, meat and Christian diet / Edition 1

Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, meat and Christian diet / Edition 1

by David Grumett, Rachel Muers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415496829

ISBN-13: 9780415496827

Pub. Date: 04/02/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Food - what we eat, how much we eat, how it is produced and prepared, and its cultural and ecological significance- is an increasingly significant topic not only for scholars but for all of us. Theology on the Menu is the first systematic and historical assessment of Christian attitudes to food and its role in shaping Christian identity. David Grumett and

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Food - what we eat, how much we eat, how it is produced and prepared, and its cultural and ecological significance- is an increasingly significant topic not only for scholars but for all of us. Theology on the Menu is the first systematic and historical assessment of Christian attitudes to food and its role in shaping Christian identity. David Grumett and Rachel Muers unfold a fascinating history of feasting and fasting, food regulations and resistance to regulation, the symbolism attached to particular foods, the relationship between diet and doctrine, and how food has shaped inter-religious encounters. Everyone interested in Christian approaches to food and diet or seeking to understand how theology can engage fruitfully with everyday life will find this book a stimulus and an inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415496827
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/02/2010
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
0.62(w) x 0.92(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Preface 1. Eating in the Wilderness 2. Food in the Ordered City 3. Secularizing Diet 4. Fasting by Choice 5. Clean and Unclean Animals 6. Community, Heresy and Orthodoxy 7. Sacrifice and Slaughter 8. Christian Food, Heavenly Food, Worldly Food 9. Concluding Reflections Select Bibliography Index

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