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Heaven's Kitchen: Living Religion at God's Love We Deliver (Morality and Society)

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How do people practice religion in their everyday lives? How do our daily encounters with people who hold different religious beliefs shape the way we understand our own moral and spiritual selves? In Heaven's Kitchen, Courtney Bender takes a highly original approach to answering these questions. For more than a year she worked in New York City as a volunteer for a nonprofit, nonreligious organization called God's Love We Deliver, helping to prepare home-cooked meals for people with AIDS. Paying close attention to what was said and not said, Bender traces how the volunteers gave voice to their moral positions and religious values. She also examines how they invested their conversations, and mundane activities such as cooking, with personal meaning that in turn affected how they saw their own spiritual lives. Filled with vibrant storytelling and rich theoretical insights, Heaven's Kitchen shows faith as a living practice, reshaping our understanding of the role of religion in contemporary American life.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-188) and index.

About the Author

Courtney Bender is an assistant professor of religion and sociology at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Decorating Holiday Bags at the Friends Seminary, Making Dinner in the Kitchen

2. The Meals Are the Message: God's Love We Deliver, 1985 to 1994

3. Getting the Meals Out: Daily Life in the Kitchen

4. Religious Practice in the Kitchen

5. What We Talk about When We Talk about Religion

6. Doing Something about AIDS

Conclusion: Hints Followed by Guesses

Appendix: Studying Religion at God's Love We Deliver

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226042824
Author:
Bender, Courtney
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Religious life
Subject:
Volunteer Work
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Volunteer workers in social service
Subject:
SOC039000
Subject:
God's Love We Deliver (Organization)
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Religious life and customs.
Subject:
Religion Western-Social and Political Issues
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Morality and Society Series
Series Volume:
bk. 1
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
199
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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