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Rethinking the Didache’s evidence for eucharistic practices in the light of the diversity of practice witnessed in Luke 22:17-20

O'Loughlin, Thomas

Authors

Thomas O'Loughlin



Abstract

If our paradigm of the early churches is one of variety in practice preceding uniform ‘accepted’ forms, then we need to look again at many instances where early evidence for practice was by-passed as aberrant or sectarian. The sequence of eucharistic blessings found in the Didache (God is thanked over a cup preceding a loaf) is one such case. Reassessing the evidence on just this topic can affect not only how we read individual texts (such as the Didache and Lk), but how we imagine these texts in relationship to one another in a period of diversity of practice prior to uniformity being seen as desirable in itself

Publisher Peeters
Series Title Studia Patristica
APA6 Citation O'Loughlin, T. (in press). Rethinking the Didache’s evidence for eucharistic practices in the light of the diversity of practice witnessed in Luke 22:17-20. Peeters
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