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"Older women are like aging strudels - the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own." -- Robert Farrar Capon
For the American entrepreneur, see Robert S. Capon.

Robert Farrar Capon (born 1925) is an American Episcopal priest and author. A lifelong New Yorker, for almost thirty years Capon was a full-time parish priest in Port Jefferson, New York. In 1965, he published his first book, Bed and Board, and in 1977 he left the full-time ministry to devote more time to his writing career. He authored a total of twenty books, including Between Noon and Three, The Supper of the Lamb, Genesis: The Movie, and a trilogy on Jesus’ parables: The Parables of Grace, The Parables of the Kingdom, and The Parables of Judgment.

Capon described himself in the introduction to one of his books as an “old-fashioned high churchman and a Thomist to boot.” One of Capon’s primary themes is the radical grace of God. Capon summarizes his broad view of salvation as follows:
"I am and I am not a universalist. I am one if you are talking about what God in Christ has done to save the world. The Lamb of God has not taken away the sins of some ... of only the good, or the cooperative, or the select few who can manage to get their act together and die as perfect peaches. He has taken away the sins of the world ... of every last being in it ... and he has dropped them down the black hole of Jesus’ death. On the cross, he has shut up forever on the subject of guilt: “There is therefore now no condemnation. . . .” All human beings, at all times and places, are home free whether they know it or not, feel it or not, believe it or not.


"But I am not a universalist if you are talking about what people may do about accepting that happy-go-lucky gift of God’s grace. I take with utter seriousness everything that Jesus had to say about hell, including the eternal torment that such a foolish non-acceptance of his already-given acceptance must entail. All theologians who hold Scripture to be the Word of God must inevitably include in their work a tractate on hell. But I will not ... because Jesus did not ... locate hell outside the realm of grace. Grace is forever sovereign, even in Jesus’ parables of judgment. No one is ever kicked out at the end of those parables who wasn’t included in at the beginning."


In the 1990s Capon served as assisting priest at St. Luke's Church in East Hampton, New York, and was the Canon Theologian to the Episcopal Bishop of Long Island. He lived with his wife Valerie in Shelter Island, New York as of 2004.

Capon also had a lifelong interest in food and cooking, and authored several cookbooks. He was a food columnist for Newsday and The New York Times, and taught cooking classes.

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Total Books: 41
Light Theology and Heavy Cream The Culinary Adventures of Pietro and  Madeline
Genesis The Movie
2003 - Genesis the Movie (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780802860941
ISBN-10: 080286094X
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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The Supper of the Lamb  A Culinary Reflection
2002 - The Supper of the Lamb a Culinary Reflection [Modern Library Paperbacks] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375760563
ISBN-10: 0375760563
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

Kingdom Grace Judgment Paradox Outrage and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus
The Fingerprints of God Tracking the Divine Suspect Through a History of Images
2000 - The Fingerprints of God Tracking the Divine Suspect Through a History of Images (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802847683
ISBN-10: 0802847684
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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The Foolishness of Preaching  Proclaiming the Gospel Against the Wisdom of the World
Between Noon and Three Romance Law and the Outrage of Grace
1997 - Between Noon and Three Romance Law and the Outrage of Grace (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802842220
ISBN-10: 0802842224
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Supper of the Lamb A Culinary Reflection
1996 - The Supper of the Lamb a Culinary Reflection [On Food] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765198297
ISBN-10: 0765198290
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Astonished Heart Reclaiming the Good News from the Lost-and-Found of Church History
1996 - The Astonished Heart Reclaiming the Good News From the Lost-and-found of Church History (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802807915
ISBN-10: 0802807917
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Romance of the Word One Man's Love Affair With Theology
1995 - The Romance of the Word One Man's Love Affair with Theology (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802840844
ISBN-10: 0802840841
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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The Mystery of Christ  and Why We Don't Get It
1993 - The Mystery of Christ and Why We Don't Get It (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780802801210
ISBN-10: 0802801218
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Parables of Judgment
1993 - Parables of Judgment (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802804914
ISBN-10: 0802804918
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Parables of the Kingdom
1991 - The Parables of the Kingdom (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802806055
ISBN-10: 0802806058
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 2

The Parables of Grace
1990 - The Parables of Grace (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780802803047
ISBN-10: 0802803040
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles, Substores
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Parables of the Kingdom
1988 - Parables of the Kingdom (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780310426714
ISBN-10: 0310426715
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Capon on cooking
1983 - Capon on Cooking (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780395343937
ISBN-10: 0395343933
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Food for thought Resurrecting the art of eating
1978 - Food for Thought Resurrecting the Art of Eating (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780151272679
ISBN-10: 0151272670
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Bed and Board
1901 - Bed and Board (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671070502
ISBN-10: 0671070509
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Between Noon and Three A Parable of Romance Law and the Outrage of Grace
ANGELS MUST EAT
Angels Must Eat (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780171470918
ISBN-10: 0171470915
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Party spirit Some entertaining principles
Party Spirit Some Entertaining Principles (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780688035099
ISBN-10: 0688035094
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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