Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating by Norman WirzbaFood and Faith: A Theology of Eating by Norman Wirzba

Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating

byNorman Wirzba

Paperback | May 23, 2011

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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.
Title:Food and Faith: A Theology of EatingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:May 23, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521146240

ISBN - 13:9780521146241

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Table of Contents

Foreword Stanley Hauerwas; Preface; 1. Thinking theologically about food; 2. The 'roots' of eating: our life together in gardens; 3. Eating in exile: dysfunction in the world of food; 4. Life through death: sacrificial eating; 5. Eucharistic table manners: eating toward communion; 6. Saying grace; 7. Eating in Heaven?: consummating communion.

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"We urgently need to think more deeply, carefully and creatively about food, ethics and theology, and Wirzba's book enables us to do so." --Modern Theology