Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology by Jennifer R. Ayres PDF

By Jennifer R. Ayres

ISBN-10: 1602589844

ISBN-13: 9781602589841

Christians within the usa are on a quest for strong foodstuff. And but, at each flip, they confront brokenness within the nutrients method. entry to fit foodstuff isn't safe. Farmers and employees fight to discover significant agricultural paintings that can pay a livable salary. Animals and the land are abused. on the public coverage point, laws has more and more favorite heavily produced items with a purpose to give you the greatest volume of meals to the best variety of humans on the lowest attainable costs— whatever the effects. not able to track the assets in their nutrition, and maybe even the parts, shoppers are susceptible to a deep and abiding alienation. nonetheless, many faiths, together with the Christian culture, orient themselves round the desk, a domain for connection and nourishment.

Good Food is a pragmatic theology grounded in a wealthy ethnographic research of the foodstuff practices of numerous religion groups and populations. in the middle of the wounded meals process, they're hopeful yet no longer naïve, and of their ingenious paintings, the seeds for a thriving nutrients method are taking root. Grounded in unflinching research and encompassing either theological and ethical implications, Ayres examines real non secular practices of meals justice, learning within the strategy a grounded theology for nutrients. Ayres demanding situations humans of religion to take part in communal tasks that would make a true difference—to help neighborhood farmers, develop their very own nutrients, and recommend for reasonable foodstuff rules. Good Food equips readers with the theological and functional instruments had to defend that which sustains us: food.

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