Kathryn Mattern's Reviews > Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women

Holy Feast and Holy Fast by Caroline Walker Bynum
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it was amazing
bookshelves: theology-religion-and-spirituality

This is an unusual book, an historically scholarly yet highly readable study of the medieval phenomenon of those 'saints' who lived on nothing but the eucharist (the consecrated host of the roman catholic mass). Some really amazing stories that have not seen the light of day for centuries, and some interesting reflection on the subject from a modern perspective. I read this probably about 25 years ago.

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March 18, 2012 – Shelved
March 18, 2012 – Shelved as: theology-religion-and-spirituality

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