Religion & Alcohol: Sobering Thoughts

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Charles Kevin Robertson
Peter Lang, 2004 - Religion - 262 pages
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"Religion and Alcohol: Sobering Thoughts is an intriguing and thought-provoking collection often essays divided into two main parts. The first part focuses on the use or prohibition of alcohol in various religious traditions, with chapters exploring the Christian New Testament, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and tribal religions. The second half of the book considers alcohol in its historical context, with chapters examining drinking in medieval monasticism, Victorian England, the American South, and films, as well as the influence of movements such as Alcoholics Anonymous.
  

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Contents

Wine and the Lords Supper in the Gospels
61
Alcohol and Islam
95
Alcohol in
147
Christian Conviviality
177
Indulgence and Abstinence
195
The Complex Legacy
209
A Spirituality of Drinking
227
Shaken and Stirred
253
Index
259
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About the author (2004)

The Editor: C. K. Robertson is an Episcopal priest and part-time Professor of Ethics and Communications at Georgia College & State University. A Fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation, he holds a Ph.D. in theology from Durham University, England, and serves on the Advisory Board for Film Clips, Inc. Dr. Robertson is seen weekly on the Hallmark Channel program Day 1, and he is the author of Conflict in Corinth: Redefining the System (Peter Lang, 2001), The Kerygma of Billy Graham, and Barnabas: A Model for Holistic Stewardship, as well as editor of Religion as Entertainment (Peter Lang, 2002). He lives with his wife and three children in Georgia.

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