Torture and Eucharist : Theology, Politics, and the Body of Christ

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-12-07
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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In this engrossing analysis, Cavanaugh contends that the Eucharist is the Church's response to the use of torture as a social discipline.

Author Biography

William T. Cavanaugh is Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of several articles, including A Fire Strong Enough to Consume the House: The Wars of Religion and the Rise of the State (Modern Theology, Vol. 11 No. 4, 1995).

Table of Contents

Torture and Disappearance as an Ecclesiological Problem
Torture as Liturgy
Torture and Fragmentation
The Striptease of Power
Habeas Corpus.Conclusion
The Church Learns How to be Oppressed
Christians for Socialism
""Torture Isn't Everything""
The Stubborn Monkey
""I Am Jesus, Whom You Are Persecuting""
The Church as Russia
The Ecclesiology of a Disappearing Church
An Amiable Divorce
The Rise of ""Social Catholicism""
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