The Theology of Food Paperback

Eating and the Eucharist

by Angel F. Mendez Montoya;

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The Theology of Food

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The links between religion and food have been known for centuries, and yet we rarely examine or understand the nature of the relationship between food and spirituality, or food and sin. Drawing on literature, politics, and philosophy as well as theology, this book unlocks the role food has played within religious tradition. * A fascinating book tracing the centuries-old links between theology and food, showing religion in a new and intriguing light * Draws on examples from different religions: the significance of the apple in the Christian Bible and the eating of bread as the body of Christ; the eating and fasting around Ramadan for Muslims; and how the dietary laws of Judaism are designed to create an awareness of living in the time and space of the Torah * Explores ideas from the fields of literature, politics, and philosophy, as well as theology * Takes seriously the idea that food matters, and that the many aspects of eating -- table fellowship, culinary traditions, the aesthetic, ethical and political dimensions of food -- are important and complex, and throw light on both religion and our relationship to food

The Theology of Food by Angel F. Mendez Montoya was published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd in March 2012 and is our 61542nd best seller. The ISBN for The Theology of Food is 9780470674987.

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Details for The Theology of Food

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd (March 2012)
Number of Pages182
Thickness8 mm
Height229 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4024874
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