Chapter

To Gather the Fragments

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/9780198269724.003.0008

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

To Gather the Fragments

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This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. It presents a critique of the approaches to eucharistic meals which have been characteristic of most liturgical worship until recently, and considers the implications of the foregoing discussions for reconstructing a history of eucharistic meals.

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

Chapter.  11619 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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