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Author Hunsinger, George.

Title The Eucharist and ecumenism : let us keep the feast / George Hunsinger
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 350 pages) : illustrations
Series Current issues in theology
Current issues in theology.
Contents The bread that we break: controversies -- The iron in the fire : a proposal -- The sacrifice we offer : controversies -- Christ our Passover : a proposal -- Eucharistic ministry : controversies -- Eucharistic ministry : an impending impasse? -- The Eucharistic transformation of culture -- Nicene Christianity, the Eucharist, and peace -- Conclusion : let us keep the feast
Summary The theology of the Eucharist has long been the subject of heated debate, particularly since the Reformation. George Hunsinger's book explores ways in which Christians might resolve their differences in this area. with the aim of fostering ecumenical convergence, he tackles three key issues dividing the churches about the Eucharist: real presence, Eucharistic sacrifice, and ordained ministry. Hunsinger, a Protestant theologian in the Reformed tradition, brings Eastern Orthodox views more systematically into the discussion than has been common in the West. He also discusses the social significance of the Eucharist. His detailed conclusion summarizes and clarifies the argument as a whole with an eye to explaining how the views proposed in the book could lead the churches, beginning with the Reformed church, closer to the day when obstacles to Eucharistic sharing are overcome. George Hunsinger has been chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Karl Barth Prize by the jury of the Union of Evangelical Churches in the Evangelical Church in Germany
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject 880-01 Lord's Supper and Christian union.
880-01 Realprγ̐ưasenz.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008012864
ISBN 0511430000 (electronic bk.)
0511817681 (electronic bk.)
9780511430008 (electronic bk.)
9780511817687 (electronic bk.)