Making a Meal of it: Rethinking the Theology of the Lord's Supper

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Baylor University Press, 2007 - Religion - 160 pages
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Exploring the background and implications of the Lord's Supper, this book delves into its historical and scriptual origins, the author arguing that it is a sacramental celebration of the community of God, designed to incorporate people of varying backgrounds.
 

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User Review  - StephenBarkley - LibraryThing

For theologians, "The Lord's Supper" evokes memories of old battles. Arguments about Transubstantiation, Consubstantiation, Real Presence, and Memorialism all rise to the surface. For many church ... Read full review

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User Review  - Garrett_Lee - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I'm typically a fan of BW's commentaries, and even where I might disagree with conclusions, his perspective adds great insight. Here BW traces the meal from its origins ... Read full review

Contents

Passed Over Past Due
1
From the Essenes to Jesus
17
The Table of the Entitled and the Table of the Lord Eating and Drinking in Corinth
33
The Long Farewell The Feast in John 1317
63
Missing Supper The Eucharist in Early Christianity
87
Secondcentury Sacraments
97
When the Meal Became the Mass
113
The Mystery of the Meal
127
Notes
145
Index
153
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