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Material Eucharist

David Grumett


This book interprets the Eucharist through its material elements of bread and wine. Drawing upon a rich variety of biblical, patristic, medieval, and modern texts and traditions, it brings together theological reflection and liturgical action and shows their mutual dependence. Perspectives from philosophy, archaeology, and cultural theory are also employed. For both theologians and liturgists, a central concern is the matter out of which the created order has been made, from which issues of community and social justice are inseparable. The ingredients of bread and wine anticipate, in their har ... More

Keywords: bread, Christ, community, death, Eucharist, liturgy, matter, materiality, resurrection, wine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198767077
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767077.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Grumett, author
Chancellor's Fellow, University of Edinburgh