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Thursday, 1 January 2009

Eucharist, food , economy

Michael Northcott in A Moral Climate: the ethics of global warming, suggests ways of reconnecting the way the Eucharist is celebrated and our engagement with the economy of food.

One approach would be to return to the early Christian norm of worship around the Lord's table and reversing the trend from a real to a token meal. There is in this tendency to abstract from the holiness of our eating an incipient gnosticism in the disconnection of discipleship from the created ordered and the grittiness of the incarnation.

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