The religious origins of the Vegetarian Society may be quite well known but the Christian influence on the historical Food Reform movement is largely forgotten.
Hundreds of vegetarian tracts, journals and sermons were published by societies, groups and individuals long before the arrival of the modern animal rights movement. A selection of writings from British publications of the past two centuries which have presented vegetarianism from a theological perspective will be reproduced here over the years ahead. Whilst the scope of the subject may occasionally expand to include material which relates to other cultures and eras the source periodicals will remain the same.
There is an evident range in the historical status of individuals whose writings will eventually feature; from the iconic to the unknown. However their insights may hopefully spread without distinction and inspire people of goodwill throughout the world today.