"The Making of Mexican Molli and Alimentary Theology in the Making"
Angel Méndez Montoya, OP
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
5:30p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Solomon Lecture Hall, Maher Hall
Free and open to the public
"This presentation took the Mexican dish called mole as a metaphor, and a cultural, material, and concrete practice. The main purpose was to explore what it means to practice theology in general, and to partake of the eucharistic banquet in particular, for both are eccentric alimentary hybrids that feed our hunger. This paper builds the foundations for the main argument of my book, The Theology of Food: Eating and the Eucharist (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009): theology´s vocation is to become a form of nourishment to people, and in doing so imitate God´s nurturing gesture of sharing. Thus, we looked at the preparation of food (in this case, Mexican mole) as a paradigm for engaging in the crafting of theology, and discussed theology in terms of food to be shared."
Angel F. Méndez Montoya, OP, is a cooperator brother in the Southern Dominican Province, and is currently teaching philosophy, theology and cultural studies at several universities in Mexico, DF. He presents national and international conferences, and publishes essays in several international journals of theology. His recent book is, The Theology of Food: Eating and the Eucharist (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).