Whitebread Protestants, by Daniel Sack

Food unites mainline Protestants, Daniel Sack argues in this engaging account of the role played by food in white, middle-class churches--what the author affectionately calls "whitebread Protestants." Touching on a variety of topics ranging from communion practices, to inner-city soup kitchens, to fellowship meals, Sack presents a culinary montage that reveals the deep symbolic and theological meaning of food. The book reminds historians, theologians, pastors and laypeople that understanding church tradition has as much to do with how a potluck dinner is conducted and what foods are eaten in our homes and churches as it does with doctrinal debates.

 

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