Given for You: Reclaiming Calvin's Doctrine of the Lord's Supper

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Intended as a high point in our lives, the Lord's Supper is too often neglected and too little understood. But when the people of God reawaken to the Supper's significance and power, the church enjoys renewed vigor. Given for You leads us to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Lord's Supper. Keith A. Mathison revisits church history (especially Calvin and the Reformation), searches relevant biblical passages, and guides us through theological and practical questions about the purpose, frequency, ...
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Overview

Intended as a high point in our lives, the Lord's Supper is too often neglected and too little understood. But when the people of God reawaken to the Supper's significance and power, the church enjoys renewed vigor. Given for You leads us to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Lord's Supper. Keith A. Mathison revisits church history (especially Calvin and the Reformation), searches relevant biblical passages, and guides us through theological and practical questions about the purpose, frequency, subjects, and elements of the Supper.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875521862
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Pages: 370
  • Sales rank: 1,144,189
  • Product dimensions: 5.94 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Part 1 The Historical Context
1 John Calvin's Doctrine of the Lord's Supper 3
2 Reformed Developments in the 1500s 49
3 Reformed Developments in the 1600s and 1700s 93
4 Reformed Developments in the 1800s and 1900s 129
Part 2 The Biblical Witness
5 Old Testament Shadows 179
6 The New Testament Reality 203
Part 3 Theological and Practical Issues
7 A Brief Critique of Other Eucharistic Doctrines 239
8 Toward a Reformed Eucharistic Orthodoxy 269
9 Practical Issues and Debates 291
Appendix The Lord's Supper Before the Reformation 325
Bibliography 353
Index of Scripture and Early Christian Literature 361
Index of Names 367
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