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Ascetic EucharistsFood and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals$
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Andrew McGowan

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269724

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269724.001.0001

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Bread and Water in Early Asian and Syrian Christianity

Bread and Water in Early Asian and Syrian Christianity

(p.143) 4 Bread and Water in Early Asian and Syrian Christianity
Ascetic Eucharists

Andrew McGowan

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers cases where bread and water are the elements of the eucharistic meal. It shows that the bread-and-water pattern is not simply a rare and extreme case of ‘encratite’ adaptation of the Christian eucharist, but an important and widespread tradition in early Eastern Christianity, especially in Syria and Asia.

Keywords:   early Christianity, food, drink, Christian meals, bread, water, eucharistic meals

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