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The Communion of saints in Luther’s 1519 sermon, The blessed sacrament of the holy and true body

Zweck, Dean (2015) The Communion of saints in Luther’s 1519 sermon, The blessed sacrament of the holy and true body. Lutheran Theological Journal, 49 (3). pp. 116-125. ISSN 0024-7553

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Abstract

In Luther’s early eucharistic theology there is a strong emphasis on communio. For a brief time Luther recovered something of the richness of the early church’s theology and practice of holy communion as the communion of saints, participating in Christ and becoming his body in which all members truly love and care for one another. Because of later controversies, Luther became focussed on other issues. In its rich and pastoral teaching on the meaning of communio this sermon of 1519 stands far above Luther’s subsequent treatises on the sacrament.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Body of Christ, eucharistic theology, communion of saints
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: ALC: Australian Lutheran College
Depositing User: Ms Rosslyn Darmody
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 06:28
Last Modified: 30 May 2016 06:28
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1987

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