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Vegetarianism, Heresy, and Asceticism in Late Ancient Christianity

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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...An analysis of early Christian discourse on vegetarianism will challenge even the most patient reader. This is not because the sources are lacking, the discussions tedious, or the topic marginal. On the contrary, the sources are numerous...

Ritual Meals and Polemics in Antiquity

Commensality : From Everyday Food to Feast

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction In the Mediterranean world in the Hellenistic and Roman period, the transformation of religious practices and beliefs “led to the formation of boundary-conscious and knowledge-based religious...

Biblical Vegetarianism? A Critical and Constructive Assessment

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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...As with other areas of dispute and debate in Christian ethics, theological arguments about whether it is right to kill and eat animals inevitably appeal, inter alia, to the Bible, in a variety of ways, to justify or ground their proposals...

The Role of Food in the Life of Christians in the Roman Empire

Morten Warmind

Since 2001 Lektor (Associate Professor) in Sociology of Religion at the History of Religions-section (TORS) in Copenhagen, Denmark; before part-time lecturer at Aarhus University (1992-1997), Odense University (1990) and Copenhagen University (1992-1995). PhD (“From severed heads to valkyries, studies in the relationship between Celtic and Germanic religions and literatures”) in 1997 at Copenhagen University, Department of Folklore. From 2003-2006 Head of Studies at the Dept. For History of Religion, Copenhagen University; 2006- present Head of Studies for ToRS. Numerous lectures at international conferences. Research focus: Prehistoric religions (Celtic and Germanic), Hellenism (esp. Early Christianity), religious minorities in modern Denmark, religious change. Teaching: Courses on Sociological Method and Theory, Celtic and Germanic Religion, Islam, Hellenistic religions at graduate and undergraduate level. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Commensality : From Everyday Food to Feast

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Christianization-process of the Roman Empire was not a quick transition, but rather accomplished gradually over several centuries. Although there is a reasonably broad consensus that this was so, it is not always the impression one gets...

Eucharistic Eating, and Why Many Early Christians Preferred Fish

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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...We were walking along the coast near Tyninghame in East Lothian last summer when we were forced by a modest river estuary to go inland to continue. As we did so, we found our way down a track to a bridge which took us around a group of farm...

Conclusion

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...The earliest monks were solitaries: individuals disillusioned with their world to the point of dropping everything in order to live on the margins of human society. They lived in caves, in abandoned ruins in deserted regions...

‘The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?’: The Ethics of Vegetarianism in the Writings of Plutarch

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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...Jeremy Bentham, An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, 18.4, quoted in Bioethics: An Anthology, eds Helga Kuhse and Peter...

Extract from Food and Society in Classical Antiquity

Food History: Critical and Primary Sources : Classical and Postclassical Eras

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Preliminaries People can consume only such food as is available. Availability is determined by the physical environment and the economic, social and political structures. It is not a straightforward matter to separate out...

Desert fathers, pillar-saints and fasting

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...Grazing We have already met in passing Onuphrios and his dates, Anthony and his bread and salt, Heron’s wild-lettuce diet, and Hilarion and his half-cooked lentils. Jerome, in his Life of Hilarion, was very precise about the kinds...

Eating and Drinking Out

A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...[Vitellius] was a man whose appetite was not only boundless, but also regardless of time or decency, and so he could never refrain, even when he was sacrificing or making a journey, from snatching bits of meat and cakes amid the altars...