Can a Theology of Table Bring Healing and Reconciliation in a Wounded African American Congregation
Patricia A Efion
Hurt, anger, and woundedness have long been present in church communities, causing divisions within the church for centuries. This project predicts that by studying the scriptures and the liturgy for Holy Communion church members will develop a theology of table defined as an understanding of Holy Communion that arises out of a profound vision of who Jesus is, his sacrifice for humanity and his commandment to come to the table in remembrance of him. It further predicts that putting that theology into action by hosting a meal for those with whom they are in conflict, healing and reconciliation will take place.
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