Religion and Wine: A Cultural History of Wine Drinking in the United States

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Cooking - 140 pages
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Wine, more than any other food or beverage, is intimately associated with religious experience and celebratory rituals. Nowhere is this seen more clearly than in American cultural history. From the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock to the Franciscans and Jesuits who pioneered California's Mission Trail, many American religious groups have required wine to perform their sacraments and enliven their evening meals. This book tells the story of how viniculture in America was started and sustained by a broad spectrum of religious denominations. In the process, it offers new insights into the special relationship between wine production and consumption and the spiritual dimension of human experience.
  

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Fuller (religion, Bradley Coll.) has written that rare combination of scholarly treatise and entertaining social history. He traces the relationship between wine and religion from the earliest ... Read full review

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This book has Friedrich Muench as moving to Augusta, Missouri and founding Mt. Pleasant Winery, which is utterly ridiculous! Friedrich Muench died in Dutzow, MO on the first, last and ONLY farm he ever owned or lived on. He never moved to Augusta, and he did NOT found Mt. Pleasant in 1881. He DIED in 1881 at 82 years old.  

Contents

Vineyard Scene in Egyptian Tomb Painting
3
Religion Wine and Eastern High Culture
10
Lady Pouring Wine for a Gentleman in Early America
14
Thomas Jefferson
20
Religion and A Happy Wineland
24
The Mission Trail and Californian Viticultural Regions
26
Middle Amana Iowa around 1900
35
Wine and American Religious Communities
40
Painting of the NineteenthCentury Village of Nauvoo
63
Label from Summum Nectar Publication Wines
70
Prohibition
74
Lyman Beecher
77
Signing the Temperance Pledge
83
Welchs Grape Juice Factory
89
Popular Religion and the Wine Revolution
96
Concluding Observations
111

Catholic Priest Offering Mass
43
Friday Evening Sabbath Meal
50
Suggested Readings
133
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Robert C. Fuller is professor of religious studies and director of the honors program at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

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