By Julie Gittoes

ISBN-10: 0754661768

ISBN-13: 9780754661764

Attractive with modern Anglican theology of the Eucharist in the course of the idea of anamnesis, this booklet seeks to counterpoint the Church's figuring out of transformation and challenge. Eucharistic theology reveals its position in the course of a lot modern Anglican theology yet little recognition has been given to the interrelationship among project and the Eucharist. Julie Gittoes engages with the paintings of David Ford, Rowan Williams and Catherine Pickstock who percentage a typical challenge to interact with the way the Eucharist shapes the lifetime of the worshipping group because the physique of Christ.Focusing at the thought of anamnesis (remembrance or memorial), Gittoes highlights a language of connection within the method during which anamnesis describes the mixing of historic, sacramental and ecclesial embodiments of Christ. "The Eucharist" appears again to the saving occasions of Christ's existence, dying and resurrection; via it the Church is nourished with the physique of Christ; engaging in it anticipates the eschatological fulfilment of the dominion. This e-book explores the relationship among the resource occasion of the Church's existence and the transformative come upon with Christ within the Eucharist, the results of that are obvious in social/ethical/political motion and the Church's undertaking.

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The second is Believing in the Church: The Corporate Nature of Faith, produced by the Doctrine Commission of the Church of England in 1981. Although these documents arise out of different contexts, they raise important issues for the consideration of anamnesis in relation to the Eucharist, and the outworking of the implications of a deeper, richer understanding of memory in that context as it relates to sacramental theology, and the life of the Body of Christ, the Church. There are wider issues emanating from these documents – particularly with regard to the challenge of universal primacy – which are significant in their own right, but which lie beyond the scope of the immediate discussion.

128. Welker, What Happens, p. 128. Welker, What Happens, p. 129. Welker, What Happens, p. 129. Welker, What Happens, pp. 129–30. Welker, What Happens, p. 130. Anamnesis and the Eucharist 26 by which Christ calls people into his presence and confronts them with the salvation event of the past in their present along with the promise of it for the future. Welker suggests a potential basis from which a new liturgical communion of ecumenical churches can grow within the remembrance of Christ. 83 It is through the activity of the Holy Spirit that the crucified and risen Lord is able to come anew through the living canonical memory.

Crites, ‘The Narrative Quality of Experience’, Journal of the American Academy of Religion 39 (1971), pp. 291–311. 64 D. Ford, ‘System, Story Performance: A Proposal about the Role of Narrative in Systematic Theology’ in S. Hauerwas and L. , Why Narrative? Readings in Narrative Theology (Grand Rapids MI: William B Eerdmans, 1989), pp. 191. 65 See Crites, ‘The Narrative Quality’; D. Ford, Barth and God’s Story: Biblical Narrative and the Theological Method of Karl Berth in the ‘Church Dogmatic’ (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1981); G.

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