Concordia Theological Monthly

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Lord's supper, lutheran, roman, sacrament, anglican, doctrine, intercommunion, liturgical movement, evangelical, faith, ecumenical movement

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The Lord's Supper has again become one of the main issues among the churches of Christendom as well as within individual denominations. This is the result of two movements which, though deeply rooted in the 19th century, have shaped the life of all Christendom since the beginning of this century: the Liturgical and the Ecumenical Movement. Since the deepest motive underlying both is what has been called "the awakening of the Church in the souls," future church historians may regard them as branches of one great movement which, like all great movements in the Western Church (Reformation, Pietism, Rationalism, etc.), sweep through the whole of Christendom, regardless of national or denominational borderlines.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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1 Corinthians 10:16; 1 Corinthians 11:27; John 5:51b-58; Mark 14:22; Revelation 1:10; Amos 5:18;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars