Eucharist and Ecumenism: The Eucharist across the Ages and Traditions

Eucharist and Ecumenism: The Eucharist across the Ages and Traditions[PDF / Epub] ☃ Eucharist and Ecumenism: The Eucharist across the Ages and Traditions ✑ Owen F. Cummings – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Most Christians worship on a regular basis on the Lord s Day They have done so from the beginning, and their worship has centered on the Eucharist, following Jesus s words, Do this in remembrance of m Most Ecumenism: The Eucharist across eBook Å Christians worship on a Ecumenism: The PDF É regular basis on the Lord s Day They have done so from the beginning, and their worship has centered Eucharist and PDF/EPUB ² on the Eucharist, following Jesus s words, Do this in remembrance of me Over the two millennia of the Christian tradition there have been shifts and Ecumenism: The PDF/EPUB Ã of emphasis and understanding about the Eucharist This book attempts to point out, by providing accessible accounts of both liturgies and liturgists across the centuries and traditions, just how much different Christians have in common and how they can benefit from attending to one another s worship The author s ultimate hope is that in its small way, the book will contribute to Christians worshiping together Owen Cummings has an unusual and intriguing approach to reading history Rather than the usual dry, academic approach we are so accustomed to, he relates history through the lens of his own experiences Moving through the early church and the Middle Ages, he takes special note of the Anglican contribution, examining Richard Hooker, Lancelot Andrewes, and John Keble His choice of unusual theologians offers new perspectives on an ancient topic His broad perspective will hopefully contribute to a wider liturgical ecumenism Michael Driscoll, Professor of Liturgical Theology, University of Notre Dame Eucharist and Ecumenism is a joy to read Although certainly scholarly, any Christian who loves the Eucharist will savor these meditations on the great liturgical writers of the past Cummings makes them come alive Each section deserves careful and prayerful appropriation Gary Macy, Professor of Theology, Santa Clara University Cummings writes in conclusion to one of his chapters, without careful study of the past and of one another s past we shall remain fixed in our own theological and liturgical insularity This commitment is what makes this little book such a valuable contribution to both the academy and to a broad readership beyond the classroom Unpretentious, soundly liturgical, and ecumenically prophetic, it accomplishes its straightforward goal most effectively Richard Rutherford, Professor of Theology, University of PortlandOwen F Cummings is the Regents Professor of Theology and Academic Dean at Mount Angel Seminary, Oregon He is also a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Salt Lake City.