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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