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Catholicism and Catholicity: Eucharistic Communities in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Sarah Beckwith (Editor), L. Gregory Jones (Editor), James J. Buckley (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-21501-1
168 pages
December 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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This collection of essays boldly explores the resources, reach and possibilities of eucharistic language. It examines eucharistic cultures in a globalized world, Jewish-Christian relations in the Eucharist, the Eucharist after 'trans-signification' and questions of translation and liturgical practice.
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Introduction. (Sarah Beckwith).

Transsubstantiation after Wittgenstein. (Fergus Kerr).

The Eucharist as Language. (Herbert McCabe O. P.).

The Darkness of God and the Light of Christ: Negative Theology and the Light of Christ. (Denys Turner).

The Risk of Signs: Thomas Aquinas and the Eucharist. (Catharine Pickstock).

The World in a Wafer: A Geography of Globalization. (William T. Cavanaugh).

Whose Eucharist? Eucharistic Identity as Historical Subject. (Miri Rubin).

The Eucharist: Its Continuity with the Bread Sacrifice of Leviticus. (Mary Douglas).

Spirit in the Bread, Fire in the Wine: the Eucharist as 'Living Medicine' in the Thought of Ephraem the Syrian. (Sidney Griffith).

The Stripping of the Words: Conflict over the Eucharist in the Episcopal Church. (David Martin).

Afterword. (Eamon Duffy).

Index.
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Sarah Beckwith is Associate Professor, Department of English at Duke University.

L.Gregory Jones is Dean of the Divinity School and Professor of Theology at Duke University.

James J. Buckley is Professor and Chair, Department of Theology, Loyola College in Maryland.

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* Brings a uniquely penetrating philosophical and theological idiom to bear on the Eucharist as language.
* Contains contributions by some of the deepest thinkers in Catholic theology and contemporary philosophy.
* Emphasises what is at stake in some of the controversies around liturgical language and practice.
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