Book Review: Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist

Reblogging for future reference.

Edge Induced Cohesion

Jesus And The Jewish Roots Of The Eucharist:  Unlocking The Secrets Of The Last Supper, by Brant Pitre

I have some deeply mixed feelings about this book, but ultimately while I found that the author’s perspective as a Catholic made this a less than enjoyable book to read at parts (and a deeply but unintentionally humorous book to read at other parts), I feel on balance that this book does a good job at pointing to the continuity of scripture and the biblical nature of the NT Passover [1] even if the author fails to take some of the obvious implications of what he writes about here concerning the continued validity of the biblical festivals for Christians today.  Yet although the author does not follow the implications of his research concerning the Jewish roots of the NT Passover and adopts Catholic language that will be alienating to many readers, this…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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