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From Symposium to Eucharist: The Banquet in the Early Christian World

From Symposium to Eucharist: The Banquet in the Early Christian World

by Dennis Smith
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Table fellowship in the ancient Mediterranean was more than food consumption. From Plato on down, banquets held an important place in creating community, sharing values, and connecting with the divine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800634896
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 01/15/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 772,020
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Dennis E. Smith is professor of New Testament at Phillips Theological Seminary (Tulsa, Oklahoma). He is an editor and contributor to the Storyteller's Companion to the Bible series, as well as co-author of Many Tables: The Eucharist in the New Testament and Liturgy Today (1990). He is the editor of the forthcoming Chalice Introduction to the New Testament.

Table of Contents

The Banquet as Social Institution

The Greco-Roman Banquet

The Philosophical Banquet

The Sacrificial Banquet

The Club Banquet

The Jewish Banquet

The Pauline Churches' Banquet

The Banquet in the Gospels

The Banquet and Christian Theology

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