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Eucharistic Origins

Paul F. Bradshaw

192 pages
SPCK Group
Origins of the Eucharist explored in a new way which questions traditional opinion A different picture of the origins of the eucharist from the traditionally received one. The author argues that the Last Supper did not play as important a part in the formulation of the Eucharist as is popularly thought. The book will cover topics including: the last supper and New Testament narratives; the Didache and early Christian ritual meals; Justin Martyr; Irenaeus; Cyprian; the emergence of the eucharistic prayers and the transformation of the eucharist in the fourth century.
Author Bio
Paul Bradshaw is Professor of Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, U.S.A., and holds a Ph.D. from London University, a D.D. from Oxford University, and an honorary D.D. from the General Theological Seminary, New York. Between 1995 and 2008 he served as Director of Notre Dames London Undergraduate Program, and still teaches there periodically. He is an honorary Canon of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana, priest-vicar of Westminster Abbey, and a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission. He is also one of only two people ever to have been president of both the North American Academy of Liturgy (1993-94) and the international Societas Liturgica (1993-95), and from 1987 to 2005 he was editor-in-chief of the journal.