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Rod Phillips

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469617602

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617602.001.0001

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Religion and Alcohol

Religion and Alcohol

The Paths of Christianity and Islam

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(p.45) 3 Religion and Alcohol
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Alcohol
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Rod Phillips

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617602.003.0004

This chapter discusses the relationship between religion and alcohol. Both Christianity and Islam have forged unique, divergent, and persistent relationships with alcohol. Christianity elevated one alcoholic beverage—wine—to a position of centrality in its symbolism and rituals. Islam was the first major religion known to have rejected alcohol entirely and to have forbidden its followers to drink alcoholic beverages.

Keywords:   alcohol consumption, drinking, religion, Christianity, Islam

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