SUBTITLE: Stellenbosch Theological Reflection. The Lord’s Supper and its theological, historical and socio-political dimensions
SUMMARY: The Stellenbosch Theological Reflection (STR) series offers well-grounded and creative theological research aimed at both the academy and the ecumenical church in South Africa and beyond.
In Broken bodies and redemptive tables: The Lord’s Supper and its theological, historical and socio-political dimensions, scholars explore various aspects of the Lord’s Supper, especially in view of past and present realities in the South African context. This is done in order to discern how, amidst the complex realities of broken bodies, tables – the table of the Lord’s Supper and our table fellowship – can and do function as redemptive spaces.
1. Injuries to and care for the body: A land claim, the Lord’s Table and brief experiences of hope in Paarl – Pieter van der Walt
2. The Lord’s Supper as a communal meal of Ubuntu and sharing a common (koinonia) life in Christ – Sipho Mahokoto
3. Celebrating the Lord’s Supper in South Africa, conscious of the paschal patterns in our history – Eugene Fortein
4. The Lord’s Supper and human dignity in the South African context – Elizabeth A Havenga
5. Lamenting at the Table – Marlene Mahokoto
6. Retrieving the Eucharist as drama – Marthinus J Havenga
7. Drinking the good wine? A theological exploration of “wine talk” in the Lord’s Supper – Nadia Marais
8. Vision, spectacle and the feast of Corpus Christi in dialogue with a Zwinglian understanding of the Eucharist – Lisel Joubert
9. “Handled by our hands”: Some remarks on the Lord’s Supper as an embodied and traditioned
symbolic practice – Robert Vosloo
10. Sanctuaries for reimagining a sacrament in South Africa: A praxis theory for celebrating (the Lord’s) Supper from selected Afrikaans poems – Cas Wepener
11. Ordained deacons and the sacraments in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa? Revisiting our doctrine and polity – Dion Forster
AUTHORS: Editors: Prof Robert Vosloo is Professor in Systematic Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University; Dr Sipho Mahokoto is a lecturer in Systematic Theology and Ethics at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University; Dr Marthinus J Havenga is a postdoctoral research fellow in Systematic Theology at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University.
Series editor: Dr Pieter van der Walt is a Minister in Synodical Service in the Western Cape Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church, responsible for theological research.