Eucharist: Theology and Spirituality of the Eucharistic Prayer

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byLouis BouyerTranslated byCharles Underhill Quinn

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The author traces the origin of the Eucharist back to the Jewish meal prayers, orberakoth, for it is here that he sees its ancestry. This daring but well-documented thesis is proposed here for the first time in English.
 

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The author traces the origin of the Eucharist back to the Jewish meal prayers, orberakoth, for it is here that he sees its ancestry. This daring but well-documented thesis is proposed here for the first time in English.  

Rev. Louis Bouyer (1913-2004) was a member of the French Oratory and one of the most respected and versatile Catholic scholars and theologians of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, including Liturgical Piety (University of Notre Dame Press, 1973). In addition to his many writings, Bouyer lectured widely across Europ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublisher:University of Notre Dame Press

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ISBN - 10:0268004986

ISBN - 13:9780268004989

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"The object of Fr. Bouyer's impressive study is the development or, as he calls it, the 'progressive unfolding' of the Christian eucharist and, more precisely, of the 'eucharistic prayer' or anaphora. . . . As a study in the history of the anaphora, Bouyer's book contains extremely valuable materials—and in English—and thought-provoking discussions of all of them. No student can consider the history and the meaning of the eucharistic prayer without digging in this treatise."