Bieler and Schottroff bring together the best of contemporary scholarship on ritual theory and practice, Eucharistic origins, the Eucharist and eschatology, the Eucharist and world hunger, the global economy, and the dynamics of torture in a dramatic new vision of the transformative power of the Eucharist for our world. Reflection questions lead readers into the issues raised in each chapter.
Andrea Bieler is Associate Professor of Christian Worship at Pacific School of Religion and the author of Die Sehnsucht nach dem verlorenen Himmel (Yearning for the Lost Heaven, 2003), and coeditor of the series Populare Religion und Kultur (Popular Religion and Culture).
Luise Schottroff teaches New Testament and feminist theology at the University of Kassel, Germany, and is the author of numerous books and articles in New Testament and theology, including (with Silvia Schroer and Marie-Theres Wacker) Feminist Interpretation: The Bible in Women's Perspective, 1998 and The Parables of Jesus: A Feminist Approach, 2005.
Linda M. Maloney is the translator of many works, including Norbert Lohfink's Theology of the Pentateuch and Gerd Theissen's The Gospels in Context.
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