MARS HILL AUDIO Conversation 8

Bread & the Hungry Soul

Leon Kass, physician, biologist, and professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago, discusses his book The Hungry Soul: Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature, in which he explores how the activity of eating provides clues for understanding human nature and helps guide morality and communal life. Then Brother Peter Reinhart talks about the art of breadmaking as a metaphor for spiritual life. 72 minutes.

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Part 1

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    Leon Kass, on how the activity of eating provides clues for understanding human nature and helps to guide personal morality and communal life.

Part 2

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    Brother Peter Reinhart, author of Brother Juniper’s Bread Book: Slow Rise as Method and Metaphor (Addison Wesley, 1991) and Sacramental Magic in a Small-town Café: Recipes and Stories from Brother Juniper’s Café (Addison Wesley, 1994), discusses the art of breadmaking as a metaphor for spiritual life.