Cross And The Eucharist In Early Christian

This book is intended for those interested in patristics, liturgy, and sacramental theology: scholars, theology students and seminarians. While making available critical material, it presents a substantial and rich amount of early texts in a comprehensible way, showing their significance for the liturgical debate of the recent decades.
Publisher: UNKNOWN: 9781108
Availability: 1 in stock
ISBN: 9781108716574
  • Pub Date 20/02/2020
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 204
decrease increase

The Cross was present at the Eucharist in early Christianity as an idea, a gesture, and an object. Over time, these different actualizations of the quintessential symbol of Christianity have generated important questions about their meaning and function, among them: is the Eucharist a meal and/or a sacrifice? Can the sign of the Cross illuminate the absence of a Roman epiclesis? Is it pertinent -historically and theologically - to use an altar Cross? In this study, Daniel Cardo explores the relation between the Cross and the Eucharist. Offering a thorough and fresh reading of patristic and Roman liturgical texts, he identifies their emphases and common themes on the Cross and the Eucharist, and demonstrates their significance for the liturgical debates of recent decades.