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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The laws of interest are enunciated primarily in the eleventh chapter of the Book
of Leviticus , which sums up its contents as follows : “ This is the Law ( torah ) of
the beast and of the fowl and of every living creature that moves in the waters and
44 - 45 ) , and offers the apparent purpose for the preceding dietary laws . Why
these dietary laws ? What have they to do with holiness ? These are questions I
consider in this chapter . They are not new questions they have been raised , by ...
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