Item description for In the Beginning Was the Meal: Social Experimentation and Early Christian Identity by Hal Taussig...
What were the origins of the Eucharist? Taussig, a founding member of the SBL Seminar on Meals in the Greco-Roman World, brings a wealth of scholarship to bear on the question of Christian origins. He shows that in the Augustan age, common meals became the sites of dramatic experimentation and innovation regarding social roles and relationships, challenging expectations regarding gender, class, and status. Rich comparative material and rigorous ritual analysis reveal that it was in just such a swirl of experimentation that the early Christian assemblies, with their "love feasts" and "supper of the Lord," were born. This cutting-edge monograph sheds new light on the social context of early Christian gatherings, illuminating the origins of the Eucharist and of Christianity itself. Taussig draws important implications for the practice of Christian community today.
Citations And Professional Reviews In the Beginning Was the Meal: Social Experimentation and Early Christian Identity by Hal Taussig has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Choice - 12/01/2009
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
A founding member of the Jesus Seminar, HALTAUSSIG isa pastor, professor ofBiblical literature and early Christianity, and author of numerous books. He teaches at Union Theological Seminary in NewYorkand the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College."
Hal Taussig currently resides in New York.
Hal Taussig has published or released items in the following series...