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Introduction

Rachel Muers

Dr Rachel Muers is Lecturer in Theology in the University of Leeds, UK. She is author of Keeping God’s Silence: Towards a Theological Ethics of Communication (Blackwell, 2004). She also edited The Modern Theologians (Blackwells) together with David Ford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David Grumett

Dr David Grumett is Research Fellow in Theology in the University of Exeter, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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... of sentience. Erika Cudworth offers a sociological perspective on the ideas and beliefs surrounding food, examining their manifestation in popular culture with special reference to the representation of animals as food products. Rachel Muers draws...

Conclusion

Rachel Muers

Dr Rachel Muers is Lecturer in Theology in the University of Leeds, UK. She is author of Keeping God’s Silence: Towards a Theological Ethics of Communication (Blackwell, 2004). She also edited The Modern Theologians (Blackwells) together with David Ford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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...Readers who have sought in this volume of essays a clear answer to the questions ‘Should Christians eat meat?’ or ‘Should anyone eat meat?’ will probably have been disappointed. For that, we make no apologies. In this brief conclusion, I...

Seeing, Choosing and Eating: Theology and the Feminist-Vegetarian Debate

Rachel Muers

Dr Rachel Muers is Lecturer in Theology in the University of Leeds, UK. She is author of Keeping God’s Silence: Towards a Theological Ethics of Communication (Blackwell, 2004). She also edited The Modern Theologians (Blackwells) together with David Ford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

2

...Meat abstention and other dietary practices are gendered, and any study of historical or contemporary diet must pay attention to questions of gender. Indeed, work on women’s religious fasting practices already constitutes one of the more...

‘Ours is the food that Eden Knew’: Themes in the Theology and Practice of Modern Christian Vegetarians

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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...Vegetarianism as a spiritual choice is most often associated with Eastern religions, or perhaps the asceticism of the Early Church. Modern Western Christianity is perceived to have left these traditions behind, and the mainstream churches...

The Argument from Marginal Cases: A Philosophical and Theological Defense

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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... and theologians, we must be on the alert to continue the Aristotelian project of treating like cases alike and different cases differently in proportion to the differences. James Rachels is on the mark regarding AMC (he calls it ‘moral...

Seeing and Believing: Gender and Species Hierarchy in Contemporary Cultures of Animal Food

Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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... 1984) . . While Griffin might be seen as making feminist ‘side swipes’ against a composite Judaeo-Christian tradition—as does Rachel Muers in the next contribution to this collection—there are others who have levelled...

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...

Angels, Beasts, Machines and Men: Configuring the Human and Nonhuman in Judaeo-Christian Tradition

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...In ‘The Animal That Therefore I Am (More to Follow)’, Jacques Derrida presents, via a meditation on being seen naked by his cat, a persuasive deconstruction of the term ‘animal’:Confined within this catch-all concept, within this vast...

Protological and Eschatological Vegetarianism

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...Appeals to biblical and theological reflection to justify a vegetarian diet will tend to be either ‘protological’, drawing on an inference from God’s intentions as expressed in the initial created order, or ‘eschatological’, deriving from...

Mosaic Food Rules in Celtic Spirituality in Ireland

David Grumett

Dr David Grumett is Research Fellow in Theology in the University of Exeter, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Eating and Believing : Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vegetarianism and Theology

A Continuum, 2008

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...It is typically assumed, and sometimes even argued, that the detailed food regulations which feature prominently in the Hebrew Bible were, in the early Christian churches, superseded. They were rendered obsolete, so the argument goes...