Teaching and Theorizing Religion and Food


  • Philip L. Tite University of Washington




religion, food, teaching, theory, cultural studies


Editor's introduction to Bulletin for the Study of Religion on the thematic issue "teaching and theorizing religion and food". Briefly touches on the rise of scholarship on food and religion, especially along pedagogical lines, and uses his own course on the topic as a beginning point to present the set of articles to follow.

Author Biography

  • Philip L. Tite, University of Washington

    Philip L. Tite is an Affiliate Lecturer at the University of Washington and an adjunct instructor at Seattle University in Seattle WA USA. He holds a PhD from McGill University (2005) and has authored several books and articles. His most recent books include The Apocryphal Epistle to the Laodiceans: An Epistolary and Rhetorical Analysis (TENT, 7; Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012) and Valentinian Ethics and Paraenetic Discourse: Determining the Social Function of Moral Exhortation in Valentinian Christianity (NHMS, 67; Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2009). As a specialist in the study of early Christianity, in particular Valentinian Gnosticism, Tite has strong interests in elucidating social processes at work in the study of religious phenomena. He also has strong interests in method and theory, religion and violence, and pedagogical issues in the academic study of religion.








The Editorial

How to Cite

Tite, P. (2017). Teaching and Theorizing Religion and Food. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 46(2), 2. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsor.33986