TITLE

To Fast Again

AUTHOR(S)
Duffy, Eamon
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar2005, Issue 151, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents an essay about the ancient observances of fasting and abstinence by the Catholic Church. Role of the ritual observance of dietary rules specifically fasting and abstinence as the defining marks of Catholicism; Focus on the Friday abstinence in the Catholic identity which resulted in the transcendence of class and educational barriers; Theological and practical shift represented by the replacement of Friday abstinence with a genteel and individualistic injunction to do some penitential act on Friday.
ACCESSION #
16121751

 

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