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Bibil Identifier bibil:212447
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood
Author Nathan, Nicholas
Journal Heythrop Journal (Volume: 51, Issue: 5)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 862-871 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Disgust or horror is our natural attitude to eating human flesh and drinking human blood. How can this attitude not transfer itself to the Christian Eucharist, in which the bread is said to be Christ's body and the wine his blood? And if the aversion must transfer itself, then how can God have been, as Christians have to think, the founder of the rite? I discuss these questions with reference to several different theories of the Eucharist, one Calvinist, the others of a would-be Roman Catholic kind.
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-2265.2009.00507.x
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Eucharist
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