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The Eucharistic Epiclesis: A Detailed History from the Patristic to the Modern Era

by John McKenna

The Eucharistic Epiclesis includes:

Part I: The Historical Heritage

Chapter 1: The Epiclesis in Early Liturgical Texts as a Basis of Interpretation

Possible Forerunners of the Developed Epiclesis
The Epiclesis in the Early Anaphoras
Chapter 2: The Epiclesis and the “Moment of Consecration” Problem: A Brief History

The Epilcesis in Patristic Writings
The Emergence of the Problem of the “Moment of Consecration”
Part II: The Interpretations of the 20th Century Liturgists and Theologians: The Epiclesis in the Shadow of the “Moment of Consecration” Problem

Chapter 3: Understanding of the Terminology of the 20th Century Writers

Primitive Meaning of the Word “Epiclesis” in 20th Century Writings
20th Century Descriptions of the Developed Epiclesis
Chapter 4: Reconstructions of the History of the Eucharistic Epiclesis

From Logos to Spirit Epiclesis
From Sanctification to Consecratory Epiclesis
From EPICLESIS to “Epiclesis”
From Appeal for Unity to Epiclesis Proper
Chapter 5: Theological Explanations of the Eucharistic Epiclesis

Epiclesis as a Consecration Formula
Epiclesis: Expression of the Church’s Consecratory Intention
Epiclesis within the Framework of a Consecratory EPICLESIS
Epiclesis as Realizing the Sacremantum
Epiclesis: Bond between “Consecration” and Communion
Epiclesis: Appeal for Unity
Epiclesis: Phenomenon of Liturgical Language
Chapter 6: The Epiclesis and the Structure of the Sacraments

The Epiclesis and the “Substantia Sacramenti”
The Epiclesis and the Praying, Believing Assembly
The Epiclesis and the Holy Spirit
Part III: Synthesis

Chapter 7: The Epiclesis and the “Moment of Consecration” Problem Reexamined

Within a Scholastic Framework
Within a Personalistic Framework
Implications of a Personalistic Approach for Epiclesis
Chapter 8: The Epiclesis and the Realization of the Eucharist

The Epiclesis and the Praying, Believing Assembly
The Epiclesis and the Holy Spirit
Is the Epiclesis Proper Necessary?

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Paperback, 286 pages

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Weight 565 kg