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Do This in Remembrance of Me: The Eucharist from the Early Church to the Present Day, written by Bryan D. Spinks

Do This in Remembrance of Me: The Eucharist from the Early Church to the Present Day, written by... (London: scm , 2013), xv + 514 pp. isbn 978-0-334-04376-8 (pbk). £60. Distilling a life’s liturgical scholarship, this volume comprehensively surveys the eucharistic prayers (technically termed anaphorae ) of every documented Christian tradition and grouping, beginning with Saint Paul and continuing up to the ranted Beat Mass of Rough Edge, a Christian collective dispersed around Durham in the north-east of England. It will be an invaluable resource for liturgical scholars and practitioners as well as for theologians wishing to engage with the liturgy, directing the student to many of the best classic and recent sources and filling the inevitable gaps in the general knowledge of the specialised researcher. Indeed, every reader will discover facts and arguments that they did not realise they did not know. During the third and fourth centuries the vast majority of Christians worshipped in cemeteries, with only a tiny elite regularly attending Sunday worship in churches (p. 93). Part of the motive for defining ‘moments’ of consecration in the Roman rite was to guard against the idolatry of premature adoration of the host or chalice (p. 228). The kissing of the Gospel book was part of Zwingli’s rite in Zurich (p. 277). In her http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecclesiology Brill

Do This in Remembrance of Me: The Eucharist from the Early Church to the Present Day, written by Bryan D. Spinks

Ecclesiology , Volume 12 (2): 3 – May 21, 2016

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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1744-1366
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(London: scm , 2013), xv + 514 pp. isbn 978-0-334-04376-8 (pbk). £60. Distilling a life’s liturgical scholarship, this volume comprehensively surveys the eucharistic prayers (technically termed anaphorae ) of every documented Christian tradition and grouping, beginning with Saint Paul and continuing up to the ranted Beat Mass of Rough Edge, a Christian collective dispersed around Durham in the north-east of England. It will be an invaluable resource for liturgical scholars and practitioners as well as for theologians wishing to engage with the liturgy, directing the student to many of the best classic and recent sources and filling the inevitable gaps in the general knowledge of the specialised researcher. Indeed, every reader will discover facts and arguments that they did not realise they did not know. During the third and fourth centuries the vast majority of Christians worshipped in cemeteries, with only a tiny elite regularly attending Sunday worship in churches (p. 93). Part of the motive for defining ‘moments’ of consecration in the Roman rite was to guard against the idolatry of premature adoration of the host or chalice (p. 228). The kissing of the Gospel book was part of Zwingli’s rite in Zurich (p. 277). In her

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Published: May 21, 2016

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