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Analogous Uses of Language, Eucharistic Identity, and the 'Baptist' Vision

Aaron James

This book considers a 'baptist' account of the identity of the church, Jesus' body, and the communion elements in the Lord's Supper. It does so in conversation with Thomas Aquinas, Balthasar Hubmaier, and James Wm. McClendon, Jr. in the context of contemporary Baptist engagements with ecumenical Christianity and of contemporary philosophy of language. In a very creative and imaginative way it sets the stage for an account of the identity of Jesus' body, the bread and wine, and the church, that makes a constructive contribution to ecumenical Christianity

Book Details

  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publish Date: Apr 7th, 2014
  • Pages: 274
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.55in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781498269711
  • Categories: Christianity - DenominationsChristian Church - GeneralChristian Theology - General

About the Author

Aaron B James teaches Religion and Philosophy at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH, USA

Praise for this book

'Aaron James shows how an ecumenically-minded Baptist theologian can take up the theme of Eucharist with creativity, grace, and an inspiring desire to lift up our hearts toward the wondrous sacrament of unity and sacrament of charity. He powerfully reminds us why this may well be the most important conversation that Christians can have today.'
-Matthew Levering, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA

'In the spirit of Jim McClendon, Aaron James mines cognate Christian traditions for the most appropriate ways to articulate the revelation given us in Jesus. He finds the key in analogous uses of language, showing how it can be a critical tool for understanding revelation itself as well as communicating among traditions which have often developed separately.'
-David Burrell, C.S.C., Hesburgh Chair of Theology and Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, USA

'The brokenness of Christ's body is nowhere more readily and tragically manifest than at the Lord's Supper. Aaron James provides a fresh direction from which to approach issues that have historically divided the church. He demonstrates how analogous uses of language, present in both Baptist and Catholic theology, can lead to new understandings of the Lord's claim, This is my body. Engaging a wide range of theologians--such as Aquinas, Hubmaier, Schmemann, and McClendon--James moves us all one step closer to a common table.'
-Elizabeth Newman, Eula Mae and John Baugh Professor of Theology and Ethics, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond,