Taringa, Australia (PRWEB) September 20, 2013
Upham wants his readers to gain a better understanding and appreciation of Eucharistic worship and sets out to identify the spiritual riches that can be gained by participating in the celebration of the Eucharist. He brings together insights from different sources, both Protestant and Catholic, in a unique, all-inclusive approach.
“Celebration” surveys the Bible’s witnesses to God’s interactions with mankind. Upham discusses the various theological disagreements that have beset the church in light of attempts to incorporate Aristotelian philosophy into its sacramental theology. The book seeks to present a way past the conflict.
Upham proposes that Christians turn their attention to Jesus Christ’s promises to be physically present through the Eucharist and to Christ’s calling to his followers to become his body through the celebration of the sacrament. “Celebration” combines scriptural testimony and references to church history.
“It provides an answer to what is needed to reconcile Catholic and Protestant views of what is happening when we celebrate the Eucharist,” Upham says of his book. “Otherwise, we miss out on the spiritual riches the Eucharist offers us.”
By Bruce Upham
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 50 pages | ISBN 9781466998551
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 50 pages | ISBN 9781466998544
E-Book | ISBN 9781466998568
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About the Author
Bruce Upham received his doctorate from the University of Queensland and has taught theology and church history to ministerial students for 28 years. He was ordained to the ministry in 1956. Upham is also the author of “God and Caesar in Australia: Aspects of Church and State from 1788”.
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