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Eating Your Way Through Luke's Gospel Paperback – 1 Feb 2006

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: The Liturgical Press (1 Feb. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081462121X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814621219
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.6 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As a way to get 'a new angle on familiar materials,' Karris provides a delightful exploration of the terminology related to eating in Luke with 'serious levity.'
Catholic Biblical Quarterly

. . . offers a delightful introduction to the Lukan Jesus’ preoccupation with food provision and table fellowship, written with self-styled ‘serious levity’ and nicely spiced with insights from St. Bonaventure, current scholarship, and contemporary culture.

This tidy volume will serve the purpose of providing what might be described as well prepared and nourishing fast food.
Catholic Studies An online Journal

Readers will enjoy this appetizing way of entering into Luke's theology.
The Bible Today

Karris once expressed his interest in meals with the provocative remark, “Jesus was killed for the way he ate.” Now, this book on meals and table fellowship is no less provocative and enlightening. Best of all, it is a comprehensive view of meals and food in many gospels. Rich in background and detail and perceptive of the symbolism of food, guests and fellowship, Karris’ study is tasty, nourishing and digestible. Best of all, the aroma of his humor permeates every page and renders it appetizing. Rarely are such serious books rendered in so accessible a manner.
Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

. . . a totally fresh and imminently accessible resource for individual and group study of the New Testament.
Writing Works

Twenty years after reading Karris’ insightful Luke, Artist and Theologian I still share memorable quotes from that volume with my students, such as ‘Jesus got himself killed because of the way he ate.’ Expanding the chapter on the theme of food from that previous work, Karris provides further fare, rich in insights into food practices in Jesus’ day and challenges readers about contemporary practices concerning food consumption and distribution. Karris once again serves up a rich banquet for students of the Third Gospel.
Barbara E. Reid, OP, PhD, Professor of New Testament Studies, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois

A recognized New Testament scholar, Robert Karris writes with ‘serious levity.’ His delightful use of the imagery and vocabulary of eating and drinking keeps the interest of his reader as he lays out the challenges that the Lukan Jesus’ theology of food ‘puts on our plates.’ Karris’ opening chapter presents important insights into the real life experience of food and drink in the first century world of Jesus and Luke. He then uses this knowledge to illuminate Jesus’ eating habits, his actions and teachings at meals, and the food imagery in his parables. Karris has fashioned a ‘meal’ that provides enticing and nourishing food for thought, meat for good homilies, and staples for a life of Christian discipleship.
Marion C. Moeser, OSF, Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.C.


Describes the food and drink popular in Jesus' day. This book also documents the social, political, and general contexts in which the food was prepared and eaten. It outlines the social roles Jesus assumes in "Luke's" Gospel in relation to food and meals, as well as the relationship between women and food.

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