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. . . the results of [Morrill's] work should be widely read, being of great ecumenical importance and showing forth the practical importance and cross-disciplinary character of responsible theology in these late-modern times.
Gordon Lathrop, Schieren Professor of Liturgy, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
In a bold, creative move, Bruce Morrill brings political theology and Orthodoxy into a challenging and constructive engagement. He has persuasively argued that the Church's eucharistic liturgy, where the remembrance of the one victim is shown to be the prayerful remembrance of all victims, is a sacramental expression of Christian solidarity and the graced impulse to Christian praxis. The book represents a remarkable contribution both to liturgical theology and to fundamental theology.
William Reiser, S.J., Holy Cross College
Morrill has a provocative way with words, and a parish liturgy director or social justice committee member would find that the book opens new horizons, and provides new vocabulary, for their mutual dialogue. It is a mark of good writing to keep a book of such scholarship accessible to a wider audience.
Morrill's probing summary and analysis makes this a stimulating work. Liturgical theologians will find themselves appropriately stretched by Metz's challenges and reminded of Schmemann's (often trenchant) critiques; systematic theologians will find this a congenial way to enter into the craft of probing the church's lex orandi as a prime theological source . . . fascinating, challenging and stimulating.
In this well-written and engaging work, Morrill concludes that the Eucharist as a recovery of the Jewish covenant provides the normative understanding of genuine Christian memory.