Something happens at the eucharistic table. When Jesus' story meets Jesus' presence, Jesus happens there, and the hungry are fed. Christians' beliefs--that they believe and what they believe--are formed by Jesus happening. This book explores the theology inscribed on communities through their encounter with Jesus at the table. It begins with the theology of radical grace embodied in the invitation of everyone, baptized or not, to the table, and it addresses from this vantage the whole of the Christian life: the truth of Jesus, the work of the Spirit, the significance of baptism, and the integrity and mission of the church. ""Jesus feasted with sinners to reveal God's work and presence. Twenty-first-century Christians welcoming all to share communion follow him and find his practice converts people and forms us all for mission. This renewed ancient practice now asks us to make a fresh and renewed Christology, baptismal theology, and a deeper understanding of the Spirit in Christian community and the whole world. Liturgical Theology Revisited makes an early and invaluable contribution to that conversation."" --Donald Schell, President of All Saints Company and Cofounder, St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, San Francisco Stephen Edmondson is the rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in McLean, Virginia. He is the author of Calvin's Christology.
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