An examination of the ways in which religiously inspired food practices and food restrictions relate to the establishment and preservation of communal identity. Explores sources from diverse religious traditions and time periods with an eye both to commonalities and to elements found only within specific communities. Students will develop proficiency in the contextual analysis of primary sources and the critical evaluation of secondary literature.
Introductory and Review Videos
- Religion and Society
- Lecture: Food Practices in Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
- Hinduism Food Customs
- What is Kosher?
- Religion through Food: The Quakers
- African American Religion and Food (Intro)