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Ascetic EucharistsFood and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals$
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Andrew McGowan

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269724

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269724.001.0001

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To Gather the Fragments

To Gather the Fragments

(p.251) 8 To Gather the Fragments
Ascetic Eucharists

Andrew McGowan

Oxford University Press

This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. It presents a critique of the approaches to eucharistic meals which have been characteristic of most liturgical worship until recently, and considers the implications of the foregoing discussions for reconstructing a history of eucharistic meals.

Keywords:   early Christianity, food, drink, Christian meals, bread, water, eucharistic meals

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