Feeding and forming the People of God: the Lord, his Supper and the Church in Calvin and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

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Title:
Feeding and forming the People of God: the Lord, his Supper and the Church in Calvin and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Authors:
Fulford, Ben
Abstract:
In this chapter I seek to identify the specific value of the Lord's Supper in distinction from hearing the Word, by reading Calvin’s commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, and by seeking to supplement his account through fresh theological engagement with the biblical text. Reading Scripture leads Calvin to identify the Supper, in answer to Cocksworth’s question, as an intensified moment of covenant with God in soul-nourishing union with Christ and one another, intensified because of the instrumental role of physical signs. Yet he pays relatively little attention to the importance of the life of the visible church community in the meaning of the Supper in Paul’s argument. By exploring this ecclesial dimension further, I argue, we see the practical, ethical and missional implications of the Supper’s meaning for the church.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Fulford, B. (2009). Feeding and forming the People of God: the Lord, his Supper and the Church in Calvin and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. In T. Greggs (Ed.), New Perspectives for Evangelical Theology: Engaging with God, Scripture and the World (pp. 93-107). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication Date:
23-Nov-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/603641
Additional Links:
https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415477338
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9780415477338
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorFulford, Benen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-24T15:04:56Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-24T15:04:56Zen
dc.date.issued2009-11-23en
dc.identifier.citationFulford, B. (2009). Feeding and forming the People of God: the Lord, his Supper and the Church in Calvin and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. In T. Greggs (Ed.), New Perspectives for Evangelical Theology: Engaging with God, Scripture and the World (pp. 93-107). London, United Kingdom: Routledge.en
dc.identifier.isbn9780415477338en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/603641en
dc.description.abstractIn this chapter I seek to identify the specific value of the Lord's Supper in distinction from hearing the Word, by reading Calvin’s commentary on 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, and by seeking to supplement his account through fresh theological engagement with the biblical text. Reading Scripture leads Calvin to identify the Supper, in answer to Cocksworth’s question, as an intensified moment of covenant with God in soul-nourishing union with Christ and one another, intensified because of the instrumental role of physical signs. Yet he pays relatively little attention to the importance of the life of the visible church community in the meaning of the Supper in Paul’s argument. By exploring this ecclesial dimension further, I argue, we see the practical, ethical and missional implications of the Supper’s meaning for the church.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.routledge.com/products/9780415477338en
dc.subjectLord's Supperen
dc.subjectCalvinen
dc.subjectEucharistic theologyen
dc.subjectSacramental theologyen
dc.titleFeeding and forming the People of God: the Lord, his Supper and the Church in Calvin and 1 Corinthians 11:17-34en
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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