Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Scharlemann

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Corinthians 11:24b-25b; Matthew 26:19f; Mark 14:12ff; Luke 22:7ff; John 18:28; Matthew 26:20; Mark 4 :17; John 13:30; 1 Corinthians 11:23; John 19:14; 1 Corinthians 5:6- 8; Mark 14: 22; Luke 22:15; Mark 14: 20; Mark 14:1; Matthew 26:1-5; Mark 14:2; Leviticus 23:15; John 8:31ff; Exodus 19:46; Psalm 34:21; Ezekiel 37:1ff; 1 Corinthians 10:1ff; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 2 Corinthians 3 :1 -11


This paper aims to indicate the importance of the background against which our Lord instituted the Sacrament of His Body and His Blood for a proper understanding of the meaning and intention of the words "This do in remembrance of Me." A formulation or approach to a doctrine of the Lord's Supper which proposes to be Biblical cannot be content merely to reiterate the Verba Testamenti in a conflated form and then propose to have exhausted the meaning of "this do". Nor can a formulation which all but ignores the total Sitz im Leben of the scriptural records fail to realize and deal with the danger of substituting foreign and even unnecessary categories for the Scriptural categories of institution and command, "This do in remembrance of Me."

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