John Wesley's Vegetarianism: Should a Spirit-Filled Christian Abstain from Eating Animals?

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Pages:108
ISBN:1-4955-0789-0
978-1-4955-0789-2
Price:$119.95
Dr. Samuel Rogal reviews the evidence concerning John Wesley's practice of advocating vegetarianism, despite never fully embracing the vegetarian lifestyle entirely himself. This work considers the ethical and spiritual considerations of John Wesley on the issue.

Reviews

"Rogal's well researched study makes contributions in multiple areas. It enhances the reader's understanding of Wesley's approach to health, diet, and the consumption of animal foods through a careful review of his sermons, journal entries, and other published works. It adds to the comprehension of the 18th century health and nutrition culture by providing a bibliography related to foods and drink as well general nutrition and medical practice in Wesley's lifetime. Finally, it places the discussion of vegetarianism within an 18th century context where concerns were directed far more to lack of adequate food and to maintenance of 'strength' in the face of illness than to a preoccupation with the health and humane treatment of the animals used for meat and other byproducts."
Professor Peter D. Browning,
Drury University


Table of Contents

Abstract

Foreword

Prefatory Note

Practice

Advice

Conclusion: Animal or Vegatable?

Works Cited and Consulted

Index