Eating Your Way Through Luke's Gospel

ISBN-10: 081462121X
ISBN-13: 9780814621219
Edition: 2006
Authors: Robert J. Karris
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Robert Karris spreads before us a unique and delightful framing of the food theme in the Gospel of Luke. Karris describes the food and drink popular in Jesus' day. He also documents the social, political, and general contexts in which the food was prepared and eaten. He outlines the social roles Jesus assumes in Luke's Gospel in relation to food and meals, as well as the relationship between women and food. Karris also examines the eucharistic implications of the way food and drink are portrayed. This volume invites readers to get actively involved in the process of discovery by checking Scripture references alongside the author. Food themes in the other three Gospels are also briefly compared with Luke's Gospel. Questions to stimulate an appetite for discussion or reflection and suggestions for further reading are provided at the end of each chapter.

The realia of food and drink during the time of Jesus and Luke
The theme of food in Luke's Gospel
Jesus, glutton and drunkard, friend of toll collectors and sinners
Jesus as guest, host, and teacher at meals
Jesus' petition for food and food imagery in Luke's parables
Trawling for the theme of food in the gospels of John, Mark, and Matthew
Food and women
Eating is a serious and dangerous, but also a joyful business
Correlation of pages in the book with readings of Luke's Gospel in Sunday cycle C

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