Other Communions of Jesus: Eating and Drinking the Good News Way

Other Communions of Jesus: Eating and Drinking the Good News Way

by John Henson

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Overview

Mass, Eucharist, Holy Communion, The Lord's Supper, Breaking of Bread—the communal meal stands at the center of worship in most Christian traditions. In this new edition of John Henson's classic, we are again confronted with the question, Have we been doing it right? John Henson suggests that by basing our practice and understanding of communion on the event of the Betrayal Night we have ignored those other occasions when Jesus ate and drank with the people of his day, with the result that we have reversed the intentions of Jesus. These studies challenge us to return to the practice of Jesus and to a joyful, inclusive and bountiful celebration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905047499
Publisher: Circle Books
Publication date: 04/25/2008
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction     ix
'Water into Wine'     1
'The Common Cup'     11
'Communion in the Cornfield'     20
'The Communion that Wasn't'     34
'Bread from Heaven'     45
'Repeat Performance'     57
'Communion with the Traitor'     69
'Communion on the Cross'     83
'Eye Opener'     94
'In the Flesh'     107
'Grand Finale'     118
'His First Communion'     134
In Conclusion     144
Pattern Communions     161

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