Feast of a Perishing World

Reflecting on Paul’s Eucahristic teaching in 1 Corinthians 10-11, Theodore Jennings writes (Transforming Atonement, 162):

“To see the force of [Paul’s] argument, one need only ask in what ways the manner of assembling as communities of faith serves to demonstrate and exacerbate differences of wealth or prestige, of class, perhaps of gender, or a multitude of other differences, in order to see the import of Paul’s warning and its pertinence across the centuries of Christian practice. In how many ways does our very manner of coming together reflect the structures of a world that is perishing, and deserves to perish!” 

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