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Evangelical Eucharistic Thought in the Church of England - Christopher J. Cocksworth

Evangelical Eucharistic Thought in the Church of England

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Published: 26th February 1993
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This book studies the way the central act of Christian worship (variously known as the Eucharist, the Lord's Supper, the Holy Communion, and the Mass) has been treated in the thought and practice of the Evangelical tradition in the Church of England. Evangelicals are not associated with an emphasis on the Eucharist, and Dr. Cocksworth's study is important and potentially very influential because it demonstrates that--at its times of strength--the Evangelical tradition has held the Eucharist in the highest regard.

"Christopher Cocksworth's analysis of Evangelical eucharistic thought is perhaps the most significant study of the theology of 'serious religion' yet to appear." Choice "...a thorough, scholarly and often brilliant contribution to Anglican church history and to Evangelical theology." Anglican Theological Review "Cocksworth's book tries to answer these awkward questions...We are offered useful summaries of classical positions...The ecumenical lessons to be derived from this book are important." Christopher Hill, The Tablet "In this treatment of the theology and practice of the eucharist in the evangelical wing of Anglicanism, Cocksworth has not only given us an excellent and understandable historical survey of the subject but also has sketched a solid outline of evangelical eucharistic theology for the present period. For anyone interested in the history of the eucharist, Anglican theology, or the questions confronting Evangelicals today, this study would serve both as a reliable introduction and a stimulating catalyst for discerning further areas of research. For the ecumenist seeking something new in a field that seems characterized by continual deja vu, this volume will certainly offer inspiration." James L. Empereur, Journal of Ecumenical Studies

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The movement, the thesis, the method
Historical Survey
The Reformers' bequest
The legacy in the Anglican tradition
The legacy in the Puritan tradition
The traditions in the Revival
Evangelicals, the tradition and the tension
The Recent Period: The nature of Anglican Evangelicalism in the recent period
Fearing liturgical revision: Evangelicals and Lambeth 1958
Facing liturgical revision: Evangelicals and Series Two
Welcoming liturgical revision: Evangelicals and Series Three to the ASB and beyond
Evangelicals and ecumenical statements on the Eucharist
Evangelicals, the Eucharist and spirituality
Theological Analysis
The Eucharist as sacrament
The Eucharist as presence
The Eucharist as sacrifice
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521404419
ISBN-10: 052140441X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 26th February 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.61