The Spirituality of Wine
The Spirituality of Wine


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By: Gisela H Kreglinger
Code: P701897

ByGisela H. Kreglinger

In this book Gisela Kreglinger offers a fresh, holistic vision of the Christian life that sees God at work in all created things, including vineyards, the work of vintners, and the beauty of well-crafted wine shared with others around atable. Kreglinger begins by examining wine in the Bible, in the history of the church, and in the Lord's Supper, and these reflections culminate in a theology of joy and feasting that celebrates the human senses as gifts for tasting the goodness ofGod.

In the second part of the book Kreglinger brings Christian spirituality and the world of wine together in new ways, exploring such matters as technology and wine-crafting, the health benefits of wine, alcohol abuse, consumerism, and soul care. Her discussion is enriched by interviews with thirty vintners from around the world as well as her own experience growing up on a family winery in Bavaria.

"Wine is good for something!

Why does the Bible portray wine as such an important symbol of and point of contact with the Divine?

In a wide-eyed wondrous reflection of the place of wine in Christian spirituality, Gisela H. Kreglinger offers a panorama through the Bible and Church history in her new book, The Spirituality of Wine. Christians of any tradition will find value in this insightful new book which firmly plants a fresh vision of the significance of wine in the spiritual life.

This is an excellent book."

- Dean Eaton,LCA Church Planting Mentor and Mission Facilitator

"Wine and the vine are the most prominent agricultural references in the Bible. For those who like drinking wine and thinking about wine, Dr Gisela Kreglinger offers a delightful and thoughtful reflection on the spirituality of wine.

Kreglinger grew up on a vineyard in Franconia, deeply rooted in the Lutheran faith and its rich traditions. Her family worked hard, and knew that there is much to celebrate in God's good creation.

On her confirmation day as she sipped from the chalice it struck her that the wine she was drinking for the forgiveness of sin was the wine her family had made. The smell was so familiar, the taste so fresh and crisp that it smelled and tasted of home. She came to see God at work in all created things including in the vineyard and the winery.

Her book provides an overview of the vine and wine in biblical thought. She celebrates the goodness of wine and explores the technology of wine. She reflects on consumerism and alcohol abuse. The book also contains fascinating insights from her interviews with 30 winemakers from around the world.

The spirituality she embraces is not a flight from the material world, but a faith-filled and joyous embrace of creation and the Creator.

Read this book with a good bottle of Clare Riesling, or Barossa Shiraz, or Tassie or Central Otago Pinot, or Rutherglen Muscat, or. ..... .

Your senses, your mind, and your soul will thank you."

- Michael Jarick,Bundaberg Lutheran Parish QLD

Paperback 300p

Media Type: Book

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