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A Body Broken for a Broken People. Divorce, Remarriage, and the Eucharist

Moloney, Francis J. (2016) A Body Broken for a Broken People. Divorce, Remarriage, and the Eucharist. Paulist Press, New York. 303pp. ISBN 9780809149711

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The writings of the New Testament, without fail, indicate that the Eucharist is not a reward for the perfect, but God's gracious remedy and nourishment for the weak. The Gospels of Mark (14:17-31) and Matthew (26:20-35) locate Jesus' final meal with his disciples within a narrative "frame" that tells the audience that he breaks his body and spills his blood for them: betrayers and deniers. In a bold final move, Professor Moloney examines the New Testament's discussion of divorce, remarriage, and access to the eucharistic table. The earliest Church's accommodation of Jesus' teaching is part of our inspired Sacred Scriptures. The contemporary Church needs to question whether the current tradition concerning the divorced and remarried has not "distorted" the original revealed Tradition. Paul tells us why: "For God has called us to peace" (1 Cor 7:15).

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Bible, New Testament, divorce, remarriage, Eucharist
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: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 03:11
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 04:50
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2336

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