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The Eucharist and the Person of Christ

Susan Visvanathan

in The Christians of Kerala

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780195647990
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080663 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647990.003.0005
The Eucharist and the Person of Christ

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This chapter begins with a description of the Eucharistic liturgy of the Syrian Christians of Puthenangadi, outlining the main elements of Eucharistic worship. It then turns to the structure of the Eucharist, which is seen as a construction positing a relation between three elements: myth, ritual, and liturgy. The discussion then moves on to the three sets of signs which explicate the concept of the feast of the Eucharist: the Christian neighbourhood, the house, and the Church. Finally, the Eucharist is analysed in terms of the relation between the categories of nature, culture, and supernature.

Keywords: Eucharistic liturgy and rite; Syrian Christians; Eucharistic worship and sacrifice; church; neighbourhood; household; myth; ritual; nature; culture; supernature

Chapter.  11356 words. 

Subjects: Sociology of Religion

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