The Formation of Theology at Meals: How the Hellenistic Meal Shaped Early Christian Theology

Special occasions like the participation at a festive meal are regarded as having the ability to transform and challenge a person in his or her daily life. Knowing that there was no dichotomy of religious and non-religious characteristics of the festive meal encourages one to look at the formation of theology at meals from a new perspective. This paper will analyze early Christian theology represented, transformed, and developed at the Hellenistic Meals.