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Bless This Food: Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World

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Connecting cultures to each other, nature, and the infinite, breaking bread together is the most universal cultural experience. Commonly regarded as the first act of worship, saying grace acknowledges the bounty as a gift from the divine. Blending scholarly insight with the poets love of language, this new edition of Bless this Food presents additional prayers as well as expanded background information about each one. The graces have been carefully selected from all the worlds major religions (Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Shintoism, Confucisnism, Sufism, Tamilism, Unitarianism), ancient traditions (Greek, Egyptian, Native American, Indian, African), and great poets, thinkers, and activists (Shakespeare, Milton, Gandhi, Mother Teresa). The book even includes two prayers in American Sign Language and features the short prayer “Bless this Food” in 19 languages. Each prayer is introduced with cultural context and intriguing details about its history and evolution.

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ISBN:
9781577315919
Subtitle:
Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World
Author:
Butash, Adrian
Publisher:
New World Library
Subject:
Devotional
Subject:
Prayer
Subject:
Prayerbooks - General
Subject:
Holidays - General
Subject:
Grace at meals
Subject:
Religion Comparative-Scripture and Prayer
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20070928
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.13 x 5 in 10.5 oz

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Connecting cultures to each other, nature, and the infinite, breaking bread together is the most universal cultural experience. Commonly regarded as the first act of worship, saying grace acknowledges the bounty as a gift from the divine. Blending scholarly insight with the poets love of language, this new edition of Bless this Food presents additional prayers as well as expanded background information about each one. The graces have been carefully selected from all the worlds major religions (Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Shintoism, Confucisnism, Sufism, Tamilism, Unitarianism), ancient traditions (Greek, Egyptian, Native American, Indian, African), and great poets, thinkers, and activists (Shakespeare, Milton, Gandhi, Mother Teresa). The book even includes two prayers in American Sign Language and features the short prayer “Bless this Food” in 19 languages. Each prayer is introduced with cultural context and intriguing details about its history and evolution.
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