A-Z of Theology; K is for Kitchen
From Simon Barnett
Prof. Tom O’Loughlin reminds us that one can think of religion in terms of the activities of the study, the library, of a temple: books, ideas, philosophy, and formal historical narratives. But we can also think of it in terms of the kitchen: domestic rituals, dietary laws, practices regarding food, and the way religious memory is related to bonds of family and home. If one only thinks of religion in terms of one of these rooms, either study or kitchen, one can fail to understand much of a religion.