3 December 2009
On Divine Hunger and Hungering for the Divine. Religious Diets and Fasting
Talk by Rainer Kampling
Religion cannot ignore the existential significance of food: "One man’s faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him." (Rom 14:2) This quote by the Apostle Paul refers to contrary models of daily practice. The talk explores restrictive eating ranging from religious diets to total abstinence, from plausible to scurrilous practices.
3 December 2009, 7 pm
Old Building first level, Education Room
Tel: +49 (0)30 259 93 445
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A cooperation with the Seminar for Catholic Theology, Free University of Berlin.