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Food and Faith, A Theology of Eating

Norman Wirzba
CUP, 2019, xx + 319, pbk

Food and Faith, A Theology of Eating

This book actually changed my life; a dramatic statement but it has moved me from being a somewhat stealthy flexitarian to an outright vegetarian. So I am offering you a trigger warning, it may do the same for you. Stanley Hauerwas had a similar reaction in his Foreword to this book which he found “somewhat painful” to read. (ix) He also ‘did not want to know much of what [he] learned by reading this book.’ I agree; but I cannot now un-know it. As Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School and Director of a major research project entitled ‘Facing the Anthropocene’, Wirzba is well placed to write on food, faith and how we eat. The fact that this book is in its second edition testifies to its importance as a book for our time.

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