κοινωνία in 1 Corinthians 10:16 and Anglican Eucharistic Liturgies

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    Kοινωνία (koinonia) is used by Paul in 1 Cor 10:16-17 in both an ecclesial sense with a participatory relationship between the receiver of communion and the body and blood of Christ where there is partnership and fellowship with other Christians and a sacramental sense with a participatory relationship between both the bread and wine of the Eucharist and the body and blood of Christ where the received has a part of Christ. Some Anglican liturgies make primary use of the participatory relationship between the body and blood of Christ and the elements of bread with the subsequent and secondary use of the participatory relationship between the body and blood of Christ and the receiver. Other Anglican liturgies make primary use of the participatory relationship between the body and blood of Christ and the receiver with limited or no secondary use of a participatory relationship between the elements and the body and blood of Christ. The theological underpinnings of these uses are explored in relation to Anglican eucharistic liturgies. The fuller use of biblical and sacramental theology in Anglican eucharistic liturgies is recommended, noting that maintaining Reformation agendas focussing on ecclesial participatory relationship alone is problematic, in view of the modern liturgical consensus from the later twentieth century onwards.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)189-210
    Number of pages22
    JournalQuestions Liturgiques/Studies in Liturgy
    Volume100
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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