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God and Grace of BodySacrament in Ordinary$
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David Brown

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231829

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.001.0001

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The Liturgical Imperative

The Liturgical Imperative

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(p.422) 9 The Liturgical Imperative
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God and Grace of Body
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David Brown (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231829.003.0010

This chapter presents the author's concluding comments. It explains why the book has sought to place the eucharistic body in the much wider context of how the body in general might mediate the divine. It is argued that it is not just the symbolism associated with bread and wine that affects the sort of experience we have at the altar rail and in the service as a whole, but also the additional assumptions we bring along in respect of our own understanding of body and of Christ's body in particular.

Keywords:   eurcharist, religions experience, religion, Christ, Christianity

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