Saturday, March 3, 2012

Review: Food and Faith in Christian Culture

The way to man's heart is through his stomach, and to his soul as well. The remarkable success of the Christian faith can be largely attributed to an evangelism of food and meals.

This collection of essays on Christian eating and fasting demonstrates how food has shaped, affirmed and spread the faith throughout the world. Exploring topics ranging from the culinary life of 14th Italian monks to 19th Presbyterian missionaries in New Zealand proselytizing with food among native peoples to contemporary Christian weight loss programs, the chapters proceed chronologically and conclude with quiet meals at a 21st century Benedictine monastery in England.

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The Book Stall

by Ken Albala and Trudy Eden
Columbia University Press, 2011