Jewish Jesus, Gentile church - Jewish meal? The origins and development of the Lord's Supper through a Jewish prism

Beattie, Jack (2019) Jewish Jesus, Gentile church - Jewish meal? The origins and development of the Lord's Supper through a Jewish prism. Masters thesis, Middlesex University / London School of Theology. [Thesis]

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Abstract

In this thesis I argue that the origins and development of the Lord’s Supper are best understood through a Jewish prism. In order to do this, I create a distinction between ethos and practice.

The four critical research questions that govern the thesis are: Firstly, why did the Lord’s Supper come about in the first place? Secondly, are the Passover, messianic banquet, Last Supper and Lord’s Supper linked through the death of Jesus? Thirdly, was the Lord’s Supper affected by evocations of Jewish celebrations? And finally, to what extent did the Passover influence the ethos of the Lord’s Supper during the first century?

The first notable outcome of the study is five identifiable motifs of the messianic banquet: a festal celebration, God’s final judgement, a messiah figure, a gathering at the end of time and the ultimate establishment of God’s reign. Second, that Jesus indicated the character of his death and how it was to be later understood during the Feeding of the Crowds. Finally, that Didache 9.4 may be taken as an implicit reference to the death of Jesus.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
B. > Theses
C. Collaborative Partners > London School of Theology
Item ID: 30925
Depositing User: Brigitte Joerg
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 11:05
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2021 16:49
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30925

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