Cibo, religione e diritto. Nutrimento per il corpo e per l'anima

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Food, religion and law. Nourishment for the body and soul

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[Autom. eng. transl.] "Tell me what and when you eat and I'll tell you what you believe." There is no religious confession that does not present, in a more or less articulated form, its own set of dietary rules and this confirms the strong link between food and faith. Food choices contribute to defining the religious identity of the faithful: nourishment for the body and the soul. Adapting the personal diet to the dietary rules established by one's faith is a form of exercising the right to religious freedom and as such is now protected in democratic countries. However, the problems that this protection can generate are not lacking, especially in societies with a strong multi-religious presence. What religious dietary rules can be protected? How do these choices interact with civil norms? Does the state have to guarantee menus and religious food brands? Is there a religious food market? The volume addresses these and other questions through the lens of law. Starting from the reconstruction of the dietary rules of the main religious confessions, it analyzes forms and ways of protecting the religious food identity offered by the Italian legal system, in some of the main European countries and in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Food, religion and law. Nourishment for the body and soul
Original languageItalian
PublisherLibellula Edizioni
Number of pages517
ISBN (Print)9788867353040
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

Namee-Reprint. Nuovi Studi di diritto ecclesiastico e canonico


  • Cibo
  • Diritto delle religioni
  • Diritto e religione
  • Diritto ecclesiastico
  • Food
  • Law and Religion
  • Libertà religiosa
  • Regole alimentari religiose


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