Raised On Christian Milk: Food And The Formation Of The Soul In Early Christianity

June 27, 2017|
Raised On Christian Milk: Food And The Formation Of The Soul In Early Christianity by John David Penniman
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A fascinating new study of the symbolic power of food and its role in forming kinship bonds and religious identity in early Christianity

Scholar of religion John Penniman considers the symbolic importance of food in the early Roman world in an engaging and original new study that demonstrates how “eating well” was a pervasive idea that served diverse theories of growth, education, and religious identity. Penniman places early Christian discussion of food in its moral, medical, legal, and social contexts, revealing how nourishment, especially breast milk, was invested with the power to transfer characteristics, improve intellect, and strengthen kinship bonds.
John David Penniman is assistant professor of religious studies at Bucknell University. He has published articles in Church History,Marginalia Review of Books, and the Journal of Early Christian Studies.
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Title:Raised On Christian Milk: Food And The Formation Of The Soul In Early Christianity
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 in
Published:June 27, 2017
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300222760

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