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An indispensable resource for exploring food and faith, this two-volume set offers information on food-related religious beliefs, customs, and practices from around the world. * Provides up-to-date factual information, introduces concepts of food as being more than just nutrients, and enables an understanding of diverse religious traditions and the importance of food in people's lives* Includes coverage of less well-known rituals and religions that are often skipped in world religion texts* Presents material in a way that is accessible to readers without previous exposure to, or command of, sociological or anthropological language and concepts



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