A Taste of Eden: Modern Christianity and Vegetarianism

  title={A Taste of Eden: Modern Christianity and Vegetarianism},
  author={S. Calvert},
  journal={The Journal of Ecclesiastical History},
  pages={461 - 481}
  • S. Calvert
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
This article considers how the roots of modern vegetarianism, one of the fastest growing cultural trends in the UK and USA since the 1960s, can be found in Protestant sectarianism. Christian vegetarianism is shown to have developed in three main periods: the first during the first half of the nineteenth century and culminating in 1847 with the founding of the Vegetarian Society; the second starting in the 1890s; and the third in the 1960s. The article demonstrates that the main themes to be… Expand
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