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Religion and Alcohol

Sobering Thoughts

C.K. Robertson

Contents: C. K. Robertson: Mixed Drinks or Mixed Messages? An Introduction – James McGrath: «A Glutton and a Drunkard»: What Would Jesus Drink? – B. J. Oropeza: Wine and the Lord’s Supper in the Gospels, Paul, and Today – Teresa Blythe: The Collar and the Bottle: Film Portrayals of Drinking Clergy – Arthur James Powell: Only in Paradise: Alcohol and Islam – John W. Gamble: In the Presence of the Divine: The Use of Hallucinogens in Religious Practice – Deborah Vess: Monastic Moonshine: Alcohol in the Middle Ages – Gregory Pepetone: The Spirits of Christmas: Christian Conviviality in the Age of Dickens – Gary L. Abbott, Sr.: Southern Comfort: Indulgence and Abstinence in the South – C. K. Robertson: Recovering Religion: The Complex Legacy of Alcoholics Anonymous – Michael Rusk: Ecstasy and Horror: A Spirituality of Drinking – C. K. Robertson: Conclusion: Shaken and Stirred.