Browning, Peter D.
Dr. Peter D. Browning received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He is Professor of Religion and Chaplain at Drury University, Springfield Missouri.2018 1-4955-0707-6
In this book, Dr. Browning joins the fat acceptance movement in condemning discrimination against people because of their body size. It draws from theological ethics to reject the charges of "gluttony" and "sloth" directed at people solely because of their weight and shape. It applies these vices to the food industry and its less-than-energetic concerns about the health of its customers.2021 1-4955-0870-6
This volume is the first in a series exploring food, society, and ethics in the 21st century. The yearbook provides selected reviews of influential books in the field. They include perspectives from scholars in anthropology, ecology, food studies, history, nutrition, philosophy, religious studies, and sociology. The review of books also examines writings of selected journalists whose food-related investigations feature leading figures in the contemporary discussion of food and its impact on individuals and society.