Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
American Methodist Worship$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195126983

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019512698X.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 08 August 2020

The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper

(p.118) 5 The Lord's Supper
American Methodist Worship

Karen B. Westerfield Tucker (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Methodism arguably became a separate denomination in response to the desire for the “constant communion” advocated by John Wesley. Yet, the frequency of reception varied over the years because of theological, social, and geographical factors. Even though the eucharistic rite inherited from Wesley was left largely unaltered until the twentieth century, Methodists debated other matters related to the Lord's Supper. These included the presence of Christ in the sacrament, admission to the table (“open” versus “close” communion), the composition of the communion elements (e.g., wine or grape juice), and the method of reception.

Keywords:   admission to the table, communion, communion elements, eucharistic rite, frequency of reception, Lord's Supper, method of reception, presence of Christ, sacrament, John Wesley

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .