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Master of Sacred Theology (STM)
Scripture References in this Resource
1 Corinthians 11:17-26; Acts 1:8; Acts 9:27; Acts 11:26; Acts 12:25; Acts 15:38; Acts 15:22ff; Galatians 1:8; Matthew 18:20; Acts 2:46; 1 Peter 1:3; Hebrews 9:11-15; 1 Corinthians 11:2-16; 1 Corinthians 1:10-12; 1 Corinthians 11: 22,33
It would rather seem that the stress on the Real Presence would tend to increase the Christian's longing for the end of time since "this presence is itself already the beginning of the end of time" and the body and blood of Christ received in the Lord's Supper are a pledge of what is coming--a foretaste of eternity in time.
The exact cause of this lack of an eschatological emphasis is difficult to determine. Nor is it the purpose of this thesis to attempt to determine the cause. The purpose of this thesis is to articulate a Scriptural basis for an eschatological interpretation of the Lord's Supper and to determine as precisely as possible the eschatological elements in the Lord's supper which pertain to its eschatological perspective.
Buelow, Albert, "The Eschatological Elements of the Lord's Supper" (1961). Master of Sacred Theology Thesis. 512.
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