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Description - Eucharistic Sacramentality in an Ecumenical Context by David J. Kennedy

This book explores the epiclesis or invocation of the Holy Spirit in the Eucharistic Prayer, using the Anglican tradition as an historical model of a communion of churches in conscious theological and liturgical dialogue with Christian antiquity. Incorporating major studies of England, North America and the Indian sub-Continent, the author includes an exposition of Inter-Church ecumenical dialogue and the historic divisions between western and eastern Eucharistic traditions and twentieth-century ecumenical endeavour. This unique study of the relationship between theology and liturgical text, commends a theology and spirituality which celebrates the presence of the Holy Spirit in the Eucharist as present and eschatological gift. It thus sets historic, contemporary and ecumenical divisions in a new theological context.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754663768
ISBN-10: 0754663760
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 270
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David J. Kennedy

David J. Kennedy is Vice-Dean and Precentor of Durham Cathedral and part-time lecturer in Liturgy in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University. He is a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission and Chair of Praxis: Enriching Worship Today. Previously, he was tutor in Liturgy in the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham, and honorary Lecturer in Liturgy, Department of Theology, University of Birmingham.