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Wedding Feast of the Lamb : Eucharistic Theology from a Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Perspective - Roch A. Kereszty

Wedding Feast of the Lamb

Eucharistic Theology from a Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Perspective

Hardcover Published: 31st October 2004
ISBN: 9781595250063
Number Of Pages: 288

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This text places the Eucharist in the universal context of world religions and shows how the Eucharist is God's response to the universal human quest for the perfect sacrifice of expiation, thanksgiving, and communion. It not only discusses the explicit Eucharistic texts of the New Testament but also shows the role and meaning of the Eucharist within each Gospel, within the theology of Paul, the Letter to the Hebrews, and the Book of Revelation.

It cites forgotten texts and recovers surprising insights from the Fathers that disclose the link between the Eucharist and mystical experience, the presence of all the mysteries of Christ (in particular his death, resurrection and his coming in glory) in the Eucharistic celebration. The systematic part is developed in dialogue with Protestant concerns regarding the Eucharistic presence of Christ and the Eucharist as sacrifice. It also shows the importance of the Greek Fathers' doctrine on the ontological transformation of the Eucharistic elements for transcending the impasse of the contemporary debate on transignification.

Prefacep. vii
Sacrifice and Sacrificial Meal
Sacrifice in the History of Religionsp. 2
Sacrifice in the Old Testamentp. 8
The Eucharist in the New Testament
The Institution Accountsp. 19
The Eucharist in the Synoptic Gospels and Actsp. 38
The Eucharist in the Gospel of Johnp. 51
The Eucharist in Pauline Theologyp. 64
The Eucharist in the Letter to the Hebrewsp. 70
The Eucharist in the Book of Revelationp. 79
The Development of Eucharistic Theology in History
The Unfolding of the Biblical Themes in Early Traditionp. 92
Further Developments in Greek Patristic Thoughtp. 104
Development of Eucharistic Theology in the Latin Fathersp. 118
From Early Middle Ages to the Protestant Reformationp. 130
From the Council of Trent to Vatican IIp. 150
Systematic Presentation: The Eucharist as the Sacrament of Christ's Sacrifice
Toward a Theology of Eucharistic Celebrationp. 168
The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharistp. 210
The Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament outside the Eucharistic Celebrationp. 225
Conclusionsp. 230
Mary and the Eucharistp. 234
Pastoral Implicationsp. 237
Ecumenical Implicationsp. 240
Study Questionsp. 246
Index of Subjectsp. 255
Index of Modern Authorsp. 269
Acknowledgmentsp. 274
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ISBN: 9781595250063
ISBN-10: 1595250069
Series: Textbook Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 31st October 2004
Publisher: Hillenbrand Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 16.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.53