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The Meal Jesus Gave Us

Format: Digital
Publisher:
, 2014
ISBN: 9780281072965

Overview

The Meal Jesus Gave Us, a modern classic, provides a short, simple, and thoroughly biblical guide to the meaning and purpose of Holy Communion. It includes questions for reflections or discussion at the end of each chapter and is ideal for complete beginners, or for anyone wanting a quick and easy refresher course.

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  • Explains the biblical origins of Holy Communion
  • Discusses the various ways Christians have understood Holy Communion over the centuries
  • Considers the crucial place Holy Communion has in the Christian life today
  • Part One: How It All Began
    • The Birthday Party
    • The Freedom Party
    • The Last Supper (Or Was It the First?)
    • New Meal, New Family
    • New Meal, New Story
    • New Meal, New Life
  • Part Two: The Thank-You Party
    • Putting the Story Together Today
    • The Party and the Parties
    • Living in God’s Time
    • Jesus’ Death Then and Now
    • A Taste of What’s To Come
    • The Presence of Jesus
    • The Greatest Drama Ever Staged (Part 1)
    • The Greatest Drama Ever Staged (Part 2)
    • Table Manners and Table Matters
Nothing is more central to Christian practice than Holy Communion. Yet, curiously enough, little attempt is made to explain it. So many outside the Christian community are puzzled by it, and many within the Church go to Communion from habit but know very little about how it arose or what it means. This book is ideal for both types of reader. It is written by one of the foremost New Testament scholars in the world, who has the enviable ability to write with engaging charm . . . Best of all, Professor Wright has written a book that will speak to all types of Christians and unite them over a subject that so often proves divisive.

Michael Green, honorary fellow, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford

  • Title: The Meal Jesus Gave Us: Understanding Holy Communion
  • Author: N. T. Wright
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Print Publication Date: 2014
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital > Logos Edition
  • Subject: Lord’s Supper
  • ISBNs: 9780281072965, 9780281072972
  • Resource ID: LLS:MEALJESUSGAVEUS
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T22:49:33Z

Tom Wright (1948–) has been named by Christianity Today as one of our time’s top theologians. He is currently professor of New Testament and early Christianity at St. Andrews University. Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in theology, a master’s in Anglican ministry, and a DPhil, all from University of Oxford.

A fellow and chaplain at Cambridge from 1978 to 1981, he then served as assistant professor of New Testament language and literature at McGill University in Montreal. Before becoming a chaplain, tutor, lecturer, and fellow at Oxford in 1986, Wright served as dean of Lichfield Cathedral, canon theologian of Westminster Abbey, and bishop of Durham.

His academic work has usually been published under the name “N.T. Wright,” but works such as What St. Paul Really Said and Simply Christian, aimed at a more popular readership, were published under the less formal name of “Tom Wright.”