The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature
Free Press, 1994 - 248 pagini
What is the full meaning of eating? What does it reveal about the soul? What is the meaning of human omnivorousness and the myriad customs that refine human eating, transforming animal feeding into human dining? This book examines the phenomena of eating, natural and cultural - from metabolism, appetite, and taste, to hospitality, table manners, and the ritual meal, and reveals how eating not only feeds the body but also nourishes the soul.
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This is the account given in the second of the so - called creation stories ( Gen. 2 :
4ff ) . The accents of the first story ( Gen. 1 ) fall differently : Here man alone is
said to be created in the image of God and he is given dominion over the other ...
Nor when I say ( loosely ) that man is built for uprightness , or that he exercises
given powers , am I implying that God or nature consciously and deliberately built
him this way or gave him what he has , or that evolution has built - in goals or ...
The context in which the dietary laws of Leviticus are given demonstrates that the
concern is with purity and sanctity . Most of the laws governing the moral or
political relations between man and man had already been given in Exodus .
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THE HUNGRY SOUL: Eating and the Perfecting of Our NatureComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
Doctor-turned-teacher Kass (Committee on Social Thought/Univ. of Chicago) serves up a stimulating treatise on the anthropology and ethics of eating. In the tradition of ancient philosophers of the ... Citiți recenzia completă