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Bibil Identifier bibil:214472
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) House Churches and the Eucharist
Author Murphy-O'Connor, Jerome
Collection Keys to First Corinthians
Year (Reference) 1984
Language English
Pages 182-193 Pages
Genre Reprint
Notes Première parution dans: The Bible Today 22/1 (1984), p. 32-38.
Postscript: p. 186-193.
Abstract This chapter argues that the divisions which developed at Corinth when the whole church celebrated the eucharist (1 Cor 11: 17–34) were due to the fact that the entire community of 40–50 could not be accomodated in a single room. None was big enough. Thus the wealthy friends of the host reclined comfortably in the heated triclinium ‘dining room’, while the poorer members of the community had to make do with seats in the cold atrium. Moreover the two groups may have received different quality food and drink. The validity of the example proposed, the villa at Anaploga, was criticized by D. Horrell. Thus the Postscript extends the investigation to the Terrace Houses at Ephesus, which are the same type of upper middle-class homes that Paul required for the liturgical assembly.
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0012
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Community (Social Group)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Eucharist
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