Material Eucharist

Hardcover | October 29, 2016

byDavid Grumett

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Material Eucharist interprets the Eucharist through its material elements of bread and wine. Drawing upon a rich variety of biblical, patristic, medieval, and modern texts and traditions, David Grumett brings together theological reflection and liturgical action and shows their mutualdependence. For both theologians and liturgists, a central concern is the matter out of which the created order has been made, from which issues of community and social justice are inseparable. The ingredients of bread and wine anticipate, in their harvesting and manufacture, the formal churchliturgy, which is extended back into the world by the transformative priestly action of laypeople. Indeed, the transforming presence of Christ in the Eucharist as flesh and substance is theologically grounded in his transformative presence in the wider created order, as expressed in eucharisticgiving and exchange between churches and their wider communities. Rooting the Eucharist in materiality suggests its primary context to be the death and resurrection of Christ in the power of the Spirit, in which its recipients may share. The many aspects of theology and liturgy with which the bookdeals have large implications for how the Eucharist is understood in a range of academic disciplines, and for how it is celebrated in churches today.

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Material Eucharist interprets the Eucharist through its material elements of bread and wine. Drawing upon a rich variety of biblical, patristic, medieval, and modern texts and traditions, David Grumett brings together theological reflection and liturgical action and shows their mutualdependence. For both theologians and liturgists, a c...

Dr David Grumett is Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. His publications include, Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, Meat and Christian Diet (with Rachel Muers; Routledge, 2010) and De Lubac: A Guide for the Perplexed (T and T Clark, 2007).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:October 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198767072

ISBN - 13:9780198767077

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AbbreviationsIntroduction1 Elements. 1.1 Transformations of Nature1.2 Grain1.3 Salt1.4 Olive Oil1.5 Water1.6 Leaven1.7 Baking1.8 Grape and Vine1.9 Conclusion2 Action. 2.1 Silence and Representation2.2 On Earth as in Heaven2.3 Life and Sacrifice2.4 Communing2.5 Priesthood, Matter, and Transformation2.6 Conclusion3. Christ the Bond of Creation. 3.1 The Host as Talisman3.2 Christ the Preserver3.3 Christ the Bond of Substance3.4 The World as Altar3.5 The Altar, the World, and God s Body3.6 Conclusion4. Flesh, Substance, and Change. 4.1 Matter and Transformation4.2 Assimilating Flesh4.3 The Council of Trent: Tradition and Innovation4.4 The Eucharist and Aristotle4.5 Alternatives to Transubstantiation4.6 Union in the Eucharist and in Christ4.7 Conclusion5. Death and Resurrection. 5.1 Viaticum5.2 Eucharistic Burial5.3 The Dead at the Altar5.4 Raised by the Spirit5.5 The Spirit in Recent Eucharistic Prayers5.6 Conclusion6. Social Bond. 6.1 The Host and the Hearth6.2 The Fermentum6.3 Piety and Grace6.4 Participation and Consumption6.5 Eulogia6.6 Bread, Community, and Church6.7 Conclusion7. The Holy Spirit. 7.1 The Holy Spirit, Baptism, and Eucharist7.2 Spiritual Ascent7.3 Ascending and Descending7.4 Spirit and Matter7.5 ConclusionEpilogueSelect BibliographyIndex