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In this landmark work, Andrea Bieler and Luise Schottroff have brought together the best of contemporary scholarship on ritual theory and practice, early Jewish and Christian eschatology, world hunger and the global economy, the legacy of colonization, and the dynamics of torture as these have begun to change our thinking about the Eucharist. They show how each of these diIn this landmark work, Andrea Bieler and Luise Schottroff have brought together the best of contemporary scholarship on ritual theory and practice, early Jewish and Christian eschatology, world hunger and the global economy, the legacy of colonization, and the dynamics of torture as these have begun to change our thinking about the Eucharist. They show how each of these discussions has its roots in the witness and practice of the early churches-and how the ancient meaning of this holy meal has been obscured and distorted over the course of history. They offer a dramatic new vision of the Eucharist's transformative power for our world and raise urgent challenges for the contemporary church.A few of the topics discussed here: the captivity of eschatological imagination the bread of death: global food politics Jesus' hunger Eucharistic economics: abundant love, limited resources sacramental permeability dissent from the omnipotence of Homo oeconomicus Eucharist and the body politics of the state anamnesis as dangerous memory.About the Author:Andrea Bieler is Associate Professor of Christian Worship at Pacific School of ReligionAbout the Author:Luise Schottroff teaches New Testament and feminist theology at the University of Kassel, Germany...

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