Food and faith: A theology of eating

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© Norman Wirzba 2011. 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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wirzba, N

Published Date

  • January 1, 2011

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 244

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780521195508

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/CBO9780511978982

Citation Source

  • Scopus