The Eucharist and Ecumenism: Let us Keep the Feast by George HunsingerThe Eucharist and Ecumenism: Let us Keep the Feast by George Hunsinger

The Eucharist and Ecumenism: Let us Keep the Feast

byGeorge Hunsinger

Paperback | September 29, 2008

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The theology of the Eucharist has long been the subject of heated debate, particularly since the Reformation. George Hunsinger's 2008 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.
Title:The Eucharist and Ecumenism: Let us Keep the FeastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:362 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:September 29, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521719178

ISBN - 13:9780521719179


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: ecumenical theology; Part I. Real Presence: 1. The bread that we break: controversies; 2. The iron in the fire: a proposal; Part II. Eucharistic Sacrifice: 3. The sacrifice we offer: controversies; 4. Christ our Passover: a proposal; Part III. Eucharist and Ministry: 5. Eucharistic ministry: controversies; 6. Eucharistic ministry: an impending impasse?; Part IV. Eucharist and Social Ethics: 7. The Eucharistic transformation of culture; 8. Nicene Christianity, the Eucharist and peace; Conclusion: let us keep the feast; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...elegantly written and well-argued book. ...The Eucharist and Ecumenism is a book that someone needed to write, but it was not clear that anyone would know how to write it. Hunsinger has shown us that it can be done." --Christian Century