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Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals

Andrew McGowan

in Ascetic Eucharists

Published in print May 1999 | ISBN: 9780198269724
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683770 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269724.003.0003

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals

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This chapter presents a broad picture of the uses of different foods in early eucharistc meals. It shows that there are serious inadequacies in beginning and ending with consideration of the Christian meal as use of bread and wine only. There are other foods which have some place in the reconstruction of early Christian ritual. These include cheese, milk and honey, other fruits and vegetables, oil, and salt.

Keywords: early Christianity; food; drink; Christian meals; eucharistic meals

Chapter.  25436 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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