Eucharistic Origins (Paperback)

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Eucharistic Origins (Paperback)

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The conventional view of scholars has tended to be that the Last Supper, as recorded in the New Testament, was both the source and the pattern for the early Christian Eucharist. 'Eucharistic Origins' argues that, while the eucharistic sayings of Jesus did play an important part in shaping the beliefs of many early Christian communities: - the actual forms of their litugical celebrations were quite varied; - the association of the Eucharist with an evening meal continued, at least in some places, much longer than has usually been thought; and - the link between the eucharistic prayers found in later sources and the Jewish grace after meals is much more tenuous than previously imagined. The author builds closely on the second edition of his book, 'The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship', and, by means of a step-by-step analysis of the principle sources from the first few centuries, traces what can be known, and also what cannot be known, about the thought and practice of this formative period of Christianity.
The Rev. Dr. Paul F. Bradshaw is Professor of Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame. He has written or edited over twenty books and composed more than ninety essays and articles in the field of liturgical studies, among them THE SEARCH FOR THE ORIGINS OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP, which has gone through two editions since it was first published in 1992 and has been translated into four languages.
Product Details ISBN: 9781620320693
ISBN-10: 162032069X
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication Date: May 1st, 2012
Pages: 176
Language: English