Today I got the sad news that Fr. Robert Farrar Capon, the theologian and writer (most famously of The Supper of the Lamb), has died.
The Supper of the Lamb is the book that has most influenced my own work, as a writer and teacher (and cook!). It is, simply, the most wonderful food-related and possibly theology-related book I’ve ever read.
But instead of my rhapsodizing, I give you some links to check out:
- A quick announcement and some quotations to get you started.
- A short annotation I wrote in graduate school of The Supper of the Lamb.
- Andy Crouch’s excellent piece on “Eating the Supper of the Lamb in a Cool Whip Society.”
- And a piece by Rob Hays from The Curator some years back on the book, too. (I published it while I was editor there, and we got an email from Capon’s wife thanking us for it, which nearly did me in.)