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Books on Food and Faith

In the past I've drawn attention to the large number of books that have been published in recent years on hospitality and also martyrdom. To this can be added the number of studies around food and faith.

1. Good Eating - Stephen H. Webb (Brazos, 2001)

2. Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament - Nathan MacDonald (Oxford, 2008)

3. The Theology of Food: Eating and the Eucharist - Angel F. Méndez-Montoya (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)

4. Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, Meat and the Christian Diet - David Grumett and Rachel Muers (Routledge, 2010)

5. Eating and Believing: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology - David Grumett and Rachel Muers (eds.) (T & T Clark, 2008, 2011)

6. Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating - Norman Wirzba (Cambridge, 2011)

7. Plus a helpful but hard to get hold of article by David Grumett, Luke Bretherton and Stephen Holmes, 'Fast Food: A Critical Theological Perspective', Food, Culture and Society: An International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 14.3 (September 2011)



Please find a remarkable essay on the nature of food and sustenance.

Plus a radical approach to Right Diet as a necessary part of Right Life and as a support for Spiritual Practice


Three books to add to the list:

1. "A Meal with Jesus - Discovering grace, community and mission around the Table" by Tim Chester. (Crossway, 2011)

2. "WHAT WOULD JESUS EAT?", by Don Colbert (Prescriptive in parts, but an enlightening read anyway)

3. "Making Room - Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition" by Christine D. Pohl (Erdmans, 1999)

Ed Kaneen

There's a good review of Grumett and Muers book by Stephen Pattison in the most recent edition of Practical Theology (4.3, 377-9). I hesitate to add to the list a paper on my 'to read' list, just in case it's not about about food: 'The Curse of Ham in the Early Modern Era'. Happy Christmas!

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