The Philosophy Of Religion On The Basis Of Its History Volume 4

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byOtto Pfleiderer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...consecration as if it were a part of worship, yet no sacramental meaning seems to have been even distantly attached to it, to judge from the indications in the first Epistle to the Corinthians as to the order or rather disorder of the observance. It was Pauline theology once more which provided a basis for the sacramental character of this observance. Paul compares the " Lord's Supper" as he suggestively names it, with the Jewish and heathen sacrificial feasts; as in these the sacrifices enter into a mystic relation with the God to whom the altar belongs, so does the Christian with Christ at the Lord's Supper. Participation in the consecrated cup and bread, these symbols of the shed blood and the broken body of Christ, not only represents, but in some mysterious fashion brings to pass a personal union with the crucified head of the church, and thus in a sense establishes a fellowship in death, a covenant of blood between Christ and all those who are his. By this union those who share it are removed from the demonic life of the world and admitted into a spiritual living connection with Christ, or become " members of his body," inspired by his spirit of Sonship to God, and stand towards God in the peaceful relation of the " new covenant" of atonement. Hence with Paul the consecrated cup which brings about this union is itself called the " new covenant," and "the communion of the blood of Christ" (1 Cor. xi. 25; x. 16), and the reason given for the constant repetition of the rite is that "Christ's death is showed forth" in it again and again, i.e. proved as a fact to be what to Paul it essentially is--the foundation of the new covenant in which old things are passed away and all things are made new. Thus the Lord's Supper is taken by Paul, as well...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...consecration as if it were a part of worship, yet no sacramental meaning seems to have been even distantly attached to ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217919006

ISBN - 13:9780217919005

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