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Bibil Identifier bibil:214473
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Eucharist and Community in First Corinthians
Author Murphy-O'Connor, Jerome
Collection Keys to First Corinthians
Year (Reference) 1976
Language English
Pages 194-229 Pages
Genre Reprint
Notes Première partie de l'article parue dans: Worship 50 (1976), p. 370-385.
Postscript: p. 218-229.
Abstract This chapter first develops Paul's understanding of Christian community with particular emphasis on its unity, and its identification with ‘Christ’. It is the antithesis of the world/society, which is dominated by a false value system (‘Sin’). The authentic existence of the members of the community protected them from Sin and was the basis of their freedom. Any form of selfishness (‘sin’), therefore, was a threat to freedom. Then the chapter offers a detailed exegesis of 1 Cor 11: 17–34. It argues that the reference to the necessity of divisions (v. 19) may be an allusion to a Corinthian slogan, that Paul believed in the reality of the change of bread and wine (‘transubstantiation’), and that the validity of the eucharist was conditioned by genuine love and sharing among believers (vv. 20 and 26).
DOI 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.00013
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Eucharist
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Letters to the Corinthians : 1 Corinthians
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Community (Social Group)
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