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By Ken Albala,Trudy Eden

ISBN-10: 0231149964

ISBN-13: 9780231149969

ISBN-10: 0231149972

ISBN-13: 9780231149976

Without a uniform nutritional code, Christians worldwide used foodstuff in strikingly other ways, constructing greatly divergent practices that unfold, nurtured, and bolstered their spiritual ideals and groups. those never-before released essays map the intersection of foodstuff and religion during the last 5 centuries, charting the advanced dating among spiritual consuming conduct and politics, social constitution and culture.

Theoretically wealthy and whole of attractive photos, essays give some thought to the increase of foodstuff procuring and consumerism within the fourteenth century, the Reformation ideology of fasting and its ensuing sanctions opposed to luxurious consuming, the gender and racial politics of sacramental nutrition construction in colonial the United States, and the fight to outline “enlightened” Lenten nutritional regulations in early sleek France. Essays at the 19th century discover the non secular implications of wheat becoming and breadmaking between New Zealand’s Maori inhabitants and the revival of the Agape meal, or love dinner party, between American brethren in Christ Church. Twentieth-century subject matters contain the metaphysical value of vegetarianism, the function of nutrition in Greek Orthodoxy, American Christian weight-loss courses, and the perform of silent consuming rituals between English Benedictine priests. essays introduce the amount, with one explaining the $64000 topics tying all of the essays jointly, and the opposite surveying food’s half in constructing and disseminating the lessons of Christianity and its tangible embodiment of the adventure of faith.

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