Don Saliers and Edward Foley — The Meaning of Communion: At the Table
November 24, 2005

What are the origins of communion, and what is its deepest social relevance? Two leading theologians of communion describe a ritual that is not just personally meaningful for the believer, but also collectively and ethically challenging for Christians.

Naumburg Cathedral (c. 1250).

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Stone relief of the Lord's Supper on exterior of Naumburg Cathedral

Naumburg Cathedral (c. 1250).

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is the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. His books include, Worship Come to Its Senses and A Song to Sing, A Life to Live.

is a Capuchin priest, Professor of Liturgy and Music, and Director of the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He was a founder of the executive committee of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy.

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