9780819224118

Food & Faith

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  • ISBN13:

    9780819224118

  • ISBN10:

    0819224111

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-05-01
  • Publisher: Morehouse Pub Co

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Summary

From the creator of the bestseller, Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective, comes Food and Faith. Food is itself a joyful gift recall how the gift of food so often mediates the sanctity and preciousness of life. This new collection of reflections by Wendell Berry, Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Johnson, Alan Durning and others helps readers consider the moral, spiritual and economic implications of eating. Readings focus on the enjoyment and spirituality of good food, ways in which eating connects us To The land and to each other, and on the economic, environmental and cultural impacts of daily food choices. Food and Faith also includes an eight-week study guide for groups or individuals, which leads to action: setting a table that is healthy, joyful and just.

Table of Contents

Overviewp. 10
Food as Sacramentalp. 11
A Celebration of Food
A Thing Sharedp. 21
Poor Foodp. 23
The Social Sensep. 25
Introduction to Coming Home to Eatp. 28
Your Health, the Western Diet and Politics
Introduction to Food Politicsp. 37
Healthy Heart, Healthy Lifep. 44
The Politics of Food Choicep. 51
Spirituality and Food
The Inferiority of Foodp. 63
Sacred Agriculturep. 67
The Work at Handp. 70
Gracep. 73
The Enjoyment of God and Creationp. 75
Christianity and Caring for the Land
God's Beloved Creationp. 79
Biblical Views of Naturep. 84
The Family Farm
Where Have All the Farmers Gone?p. 89
There's Farming and Then There's Farmingp. 103
Family Farmsp. 106
Economics as if Creation Mattered: The Industrialization of Agriculture
Gross Domestic Product, Well-Being, and Waistlines, Redefining Progressp. 112
Introduction to Where Have All the Farmers Gone?p. 119
French Friesp. 123
The Idea of a Local Economyp. 125
The Great Hunter-Gatherer Continuump. 136
The Pleasures of Eatingp. 142
Worker Rights, Animal Rights
On the Rangep. 149
The Most Dangerous Jobp. 157
Farm Factoriesp. 163
Animals and Peoplep. 168
Swinger Goes to Townp. 172
Genetically Modified Organisms
Experimenting with Lifep. 183
Worldview of Abundancep. 185
Against the Grain: An Interviewp. 192
GM Food Is the Best Option We Havep. 199
Addressing Hunger—Political and Economic Perspectives
On the True Cause of World Hunger: An Interviewp. 207
Hunger Is a Political Conditionp. 216
Stories of Hope: Promising Directions
Taking Action: Voting with Forksp. 221
Hungry for Changep. 223
Houses of Worship Sing Praises of Coffee for a Causep. 227
Heart Benefits of Shade Grown Coffeep. 229
What Is Community Supported Agriculture?p. 232
Zen, Wheelbarrows, and Collard Greensp. 233
Study Guide
How to Use This Materialp. 241
Course Overviewp. 244
Meeting:
Celebrating Food and Communityp. 247
Your Health, the Western Diet and Politicsp. 252
Creation Theology and Food As Sacramentp. 256
Industrial Agriculture and the Family Farmp. 262
Global Markets to Backyard Gardensp. 267
The Voicelessp. 272
Genetically Modified Organisms-Addressing Hungerp. 276
Promising Directionsp. 281
About Earth Ministryp. 284
Organization and Resource Guidep. 286
Bibliographyp. 293
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