The Theology of Food: Eating and the Eucharist (Illuminations: Theory & Religion)
by Angel F. Mendez Montoya
"What a pleasure it is to be taken by Angel into such a subtly Catholic imagination! Here is a universe where generosity and abundance are prior to lack and to hunger, and where the dualisms to which we have become accustomed in our anorexic theological thinking have no place. Here also is a fleshing out of that generosity by means of concentrating our hearts and minds on what it means to be fed and to eat. And along with that comes a striking challenge as to what sort of Eucharistic communities we are to create. Theologians, philosophers, novelists, and chefs are blended together in this rich repast which brings to life, more than I can remember seeing anywhere, the true sense of Manna as fulfilled by Jesus in John’s Gospel."