Why Luke's Gospel? Daily Bread and "Recognition" of Christ in Food-Sharing.
Currents in Theology and Mission 2010, June, 37, 3
Currents in Theology and Mission
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Food is one of the most striking themes of Luke's Gospel. (1) Jesus in Luke's Gospel is a Jesus who loves to eat. One scholar notes that "Jesus is either going to a meal, at a meal, or coming from a meal ... [T]he aroma of food issues forth from each and every chapter of Luke's [G]ospel." (2) The way Jesus eats even leads to his death. Food and food security issues pose urgent concern for out world today, as Karen Bloomquist and others have noted. (3) Churches in Asia call attention to connections between hunger, climate change, and human trafficking, while churches in Africa point to land-acquisitions as a new form of colonialism that imperils daily bread for millions. Food issues also relate to gender, as women in churches around the world remind us. (4) In the United States, the growth of industrial farming, over-use of antibiotics and fossil-fuel based fertilizers, depleted aquifers, lack of access to fresh produce among inner-city dwellers, and rising incidence of obesity, are among the many interrelated symptoms of a food crisis.
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- Category: Politics & Current Affairs
- Published: 01 June 2010
- Publisher: Lutheran School of Theology and Mission
- Print Length: 10 Pages
- Language: English