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Food and Faith in Christian Culture

Ken Albala and Trudy Eden


This anthology looks at the intersection of food and faith from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century, charting the complex relationships that exist between religious eating habits and politics, cultures and social structures. Its chapters consider the rise of food buying and consumerism in the fourteenth century, the Reformation ideology of fasting and its resulting sanctions against sumptuous eating, the gender and racial politics of sacramental food production in colonial America and the struggle to define “enlightened” Lenten dietary restrictions in early modern France. Chapters on th ... More

Keywords: Christianity, food, faith, Reformation ideology, fasting, Agape meal, English Benedictine monks, Lenten dietary restrictions, sacramental food production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231149976
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231149976.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ken Albala, editor
University of the Pacific

Trudy Eden, editor

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