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Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord's Supper

William H. Willimon: "This is a wonderful, comprehensive and engaging invitation to deeper understanding of and participation in the Lord's Supper. This will be a most useful book for pastors and congregations."

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Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord's Supper (Orange, CA: New Leaf Books, 2002).

Table of Contents:

1. Communion as Divine Intent
2. Covenant Meals in Israel
3. Fellowship Meals in Israel
4. Eating with Jesus in his Ministry
5. Eating with Jesus at the Last Supper
6. Eating with Jesus in the Church
7. Covenant Renewal in 1 Corinthians 10
8. Communal Eating in 1 Corinthans 11
9. A Brief History of Table and Altar
10. The Theological Meaning of the Table
11. The Practice of the Table Today
12. Seven Common Questions
13. Revisioning the Lord's Supper in Twelve Points

This is a paragraph from the Preface:

The premise of this book is that our practice of the supper as a silent, solemn, individualistic eating of bread and drinking of wine is radically dissimilar from the joyous communal meal that united Christians in first century house churches. The contemporary practice of the supper needs to be “revisioned” according to biblical values. This is necessary because the contemporary form of the supper has reshaped its function. “Revisioning the Lord’s supper” means understanding its original function for the purpose of reshaping the contemporary form to reflect the supper’s theological values.

Read Greg Taylor's review in the Christian Chronicle

Order now from New Leaf Books of Orange, CA.

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