What Happens in Holy Communion?, by Michael Welker

Despite Jesus's petition "that they may be one," all Christians still cannot eat and drink together at the Lord's Supper. In an effort to move ecumenical conversations forward, Michael Welker, professor of systematic theology at the University of Heidelberg and occasional visiting professor at Princeton, sets out a systematic explanation of what happens at Holy Communion. He focuses on biblical texts, principally 1 Corinthinans 11:17-34, and integrates into his argument reports and agreements achieved by ecumenical conversations primarily among the "larger" European churches--Roman Catholic, Anglican, Reformed and Lutheran.


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