[Past Event] Theology of Food - Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Conference [Past Event] Theology of Food - Eat, Drink & Be Merry
2 November 2019

Date 2 November 2019 (Saturday)
Time 1:00pm - 7:00pm 

Eating is one of the most profound ways by which we relate to each other, to the created world, and to God. In this course, we will explore, within the framework of Christian theology, some of the biological, ecological, psychological, aesthetic, spiritual, agricultural, historical, economic, and ethical aspects of what, why, and how we eat. Through readings, course lectures, excursions, and discussions we shall explore a thoughtful Christian engagement on the dimensions of the production, distribution, preparation, and consumption of food. We will spend time engaging these topics in the context of worshipping, feasting, fasting, and cooking together.

Topics Covered
  1. The place of food in human culture
  2. Spiritual and community formation and eating together
  3. Ethics of eating, food production, distribution and consumption. Issues of food production and food wastage.
  4. The Eucharist as a meal, and as a foretaste of the Wedding Banquet of the Lamb
  5. Eating together – hospitality to the Other, eating together in a multi-religious context
Price $50 (Conference only)
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Note on Course  "Theology of Food I - Eat, Drink and be Merry" (1.5 Credit)
BGST is offering a 1.5 Credit course  on the Theology of Food, which comprises the conference and 5 live classes (including lectures, field trips, and a cooking experience). The course fee is $225 (inclusive of the conference and live classes, but additional fees apply for the cooking experience).
  • If you are interested to attend the course, please register at https://bgst.edu.sg/course/67
  • If you have already registered for the conference and subsequently decide to attend the 1.5 Credit course, we will provide you with a promo code to pay the outstanding course fee of $175. Please contact inquiry@bgst.edu.sg for more information 
Location: St Andrew's Cathedral , 11 St Andrew's Road Singapore 178959
Lecturer : Jeff Greenman

Jeff  is President and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Regent College. An experienced leader in evangelical theological education, Jeff has served as Associate Dean of Biblical & Theological Studies  and Professor of Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, and  Vice President & Academic Dean at Tyndale Seminary (Toronto). Prior to this, he was the Canadian Executive Director of African Enterprise, and also worked for the US government in the areas of education and juvenile justice. Jeff earned his PhD in religious ethics at the University of Virginia (17th-century Anglican moral theology). An author of 11 books, he has taught and written extensively on Christian ethics, the history of biblical interpretation, spiritual formation, theological education, leadership development, and global Christianity.

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