FIF: Professor Benjamin Zeller on “Religion and Food”


We are pleased to invite Professor Benjamin Zeller, Assistant Professor of Religion at Lake Forest College, to discuss the the relationship between food and religion including dietary restrictions, the existence of distinct dishes or cuisines within a religion, and references in religious texts to food.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
11:30am- 1:00pm
Lunch will be served

Niagara Foundation – Chicago
205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 4240
Chicago, IL, US, 60601

Benjamin E. Zeller is Assistant Professor of Religion at Lake Forest College. He researches religious currents that are new or alternative, including new religions, the religious engagement with science, and the quasi-religious relationship people have with food. He has written and co-edited three books on new religions, and is co-editor of Religion, Food, and Eating in North America (Columbia University Press). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina and a Masters of Theological Studies from Harvard University. He has served on the steering committees of the religion and food, and new religious movements groups of the American Academy of Religion. He is co-general editor of Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions.

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