Posts tagged "religion and food"

Art Imitating Life

Elissa Lerner: Even Dan Brown missed these clues. A recent study conducted by a Cornell professor and his Presbyterian minister brother of 52 paintings of the Last Supper made over the past 1,000 years offers artistic evidence of humanity’s increase in food consumption. They discovered that portrayed bread sizes have increased by 23%, plates themselves have grown by...

Daily Links October 18 2004

Ayn Rand v. W. It’s not often that we get to recommend Ayn Randian anything, much less the views of a Randian scholar on religion. But Chris Matthew Sciabarra breaks the mold, and his survey of contemporary religion and politics — particularly Bush’s religion and politics — seen through the historical lenses of pietism and the liturgical...