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, The Theology of Food: Eating and the Eucharist unlocks the role food has played within religious tradition.
Traces the centuries-old links between theology and food
Draws on examples from multiple religions
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