Eucharist and Globalization
Redrawing the Borders of Eucharistic Hospitality
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"To gather around a eucharistic table is to practice participation in a world where unconditional hospitality permeates every word, sound, and action. Maybe it's a pipe dream. Not for Carvalhaes. It is urgent, necessary, and possible. Life and death are at stake."
--Janet Walton, Professor of Worship, Union Theological Seminary
"Carvalhaes' work is a wonderfully fresh and thoughtful approach to the big table around which global Christianity gathers. He pushes us to take our cultural differences seriously, as we stand before the enormous gifts inherent in sharing food, drink, life, and challenge."
--Hal Taussig, Professor of New Testament, Union Theological Seminary
"This is a book written for change--and it will surely change its readers' notions of the eucharistic table, the borders etched across liturgical enactments, and the ritual life that opens up to us the possibility of a genuinely just transformation."
--Christopher Elwood, Professor of Historical Theology, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
"This is a brilliant analysis that peruses biblical, historical, and theological histories of eucharistic practice in order to point in provocative new directions about ways to reclaim the central role of Christian hospitality. Carvalhaes draws on the history of Christian tradition in order to re-appropriate it for the global world in which we live."
--Paul Galbreath, Professor of Worship and Preaching, Union Presbyterian Seminary