Eating is one of the most profound ways we are related to each other, to the created world, and to God. In this course, Loren and Mary-Ruth Wilkinson explore, within the framework of Christian theology, some of the biological, ecological, psychological, aesthetic, spiritual, agricultural, and economic aspects of what, why, and how we eat.

The academic work includes reading, lectures, and discussion of the considerable literature dealing with food. But the setting—two weeks together on Galiano Island—also provides a living context of cooking, feasting, fasting, and gardening together, which adds good spices to the academic victuals (from "victus" meaning “food”; related to "vivere" meaning “to live”). In addition to daily work, there are relevant movies (in the evening) and a couple of trips to island farms and gardens.

This course will be offered May 25–June 6 as part of our Summer 2014 programs. Learn more at regent-college.edu/summer/courses/spring#INDS.535.

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