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The classical definition of what constituted "fish" in the days of St. Thomas Aquinas was based on the Summa Theologica's understanding of animals which took into account both animal habits as well as anatomy. Generally speaking fish could be eaten on days of abstinence but not the flesh of animals. In the Rule of St. Benedict abstinence is considered the ...


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Yes, there are some restrictions. Here is what I know the Bible says on the topic. Yes, the Bible lays out restrictions on food that make sense (e.g. for health reasons) in the Old Testament. This was definitely the law for Israel before Jesus came, and there is open debate on whether or not this still applies today to all Christians. In the law of ...


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If you google "Torah Christian", you may not find a denomination, per se, but you'll see several sites which support the notion that Christians must follow the Torah. I have a friend who belongs to such a church (they're all "non-denominational", but loosely associate with each other) who maintains that Christians should not eat rare steak because there is ...



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