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Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

David Freidenreich

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book explores how Jews, Christians, and Muslims conceptualize “us” and “them” through rules about the preparation of food by adherents of other religions and the act of eating with such ... More


“They Kept Themselves Apart in the Matter of Food”: The Nature and Significance of Hellenistic Jewish Food Practices

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The redefinition of Jewish identity that occurs during the period of Hellenistic cultural dominance, which extends well into the beginning of the Common Era, necessitates a reimagining by Hellenistic ... More


“How Nice is This Bread!”: Intersections of Talmudic Scholasticism and Foreign Food Restrictions

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The Talmuds contain a considerable number of passages regarding foreign food restrictions, each with its own set of intricacies and complications. Zvi Arie Steinfeld has analyzed many of these ... More


“How Could Their Food Not Be Impure?”: Jewish Food and the Definition of Christianity

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines foreign food restrictions that are among the thousands of “canons” promulgated in late antiquity and the Middle ages by individual bishops or, more frequently, by councils of ... More


The Value of Lightness

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Lightness and fasting are often associated with positive feelings and with beauty. Arts, music, and literature testify the value that is attached to lightness in Western culture. Lightness and food ... More


“No Distinction Between Jew and Greek”: The Roles of Food in Defining the Christ-believing Community

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Many Jewish members of the Christ-believing community, like their ancestors, regarded food restrictions in general and foreign food restrictions in particular as an important means both of marking ... More


“Eat the Permitted and Good Foods God Has Given You”: Relativizing Communities in the Qur'an

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The foundations of the Islamic approach to the classification of foreigners may be seen in passages of the Qur'an that address the intertwined themes of meat-related food restrictions, foreign ... More


“only Monotheists May be Entrusted With Slaughter”: The Targets of Shiʿi Foreign Food Restrictions

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Shi'is face an uphill battle in their efforts to justify prohibitions against nearly all foodstuffs associated with all non-Muslims. The Qur'an, after all, distinguishes People of the Book from ... More


“A People Made Holy to the Lord”: Meals, Meat, and the Nature of Israel's Holiness in the Hebrew Bible

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter considers the Hebrew Bible's seemingly nonchalant attitude toward the food of foreigners. The Hebrew Bible emphasizes the distinction between “us” and “them”, and the superiority of ... More


Christians “Adhere to God's Book,” but Muslims “Judaize”: Islamic and Christian Classifications of One Another

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter shows that the different methods by which Christians and Muslims traditionally classify foreigners dictate the different ways in which they interpret information about the religious ... More


“Be on Your Guard Against Food Offered to Idols”: Eidōlothuton and Early Christian Identity

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The earliest advocates of the gentile mission could not have imagined the impact that their outreach would have on the composition of the Christ-believing community, its self-definition, and its ... More


“Idolaters Who do not Engage in Idolatry”: Rabbinic Discourse about Muslims, Christians, and Wine

David M. Freidenreich

in Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on Jewish conceptions of Muslims and Christians, as reflected in regulations governing wine associated with gentiles. It highlights the importance that medieval authorities ... More


Metanorm Expectations: If Everybody's Doing It, Does That Make It Right?

in The Rewards of Punishment: A Relational Theory of Norm Enforcement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760218
eISBN:
9780804771221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760218.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter explores whether metanorms can cause individuals to punish inconsequential actions. Using food restrictions first as an example, it contends that norms such as those which regulate the ... More


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