Eucharistia in Philo
|Author: ||Laporte, Jean|
A careful study of eucharistia (`thanksgiving') and related words as used by one of the greatest Jewish exegetes, mystics, and apologists, Philo (c. 20 b.c. - c. 50 a.d.).
". . . a rich study that ensures greater appreciation of 1st-century Judaism and of the matrix in which Christianity first arose." - ADRIS
". . . remains the most comprehensive treatment of this important aspect of [Philo's] thought." - Theological Studies
"Recommended as a valuable background study for the early history of Christian liturgy." - National Bulletin on Liturgy
"Without question, Philonic studies have been admirably advanced by LaPorte's painstaking scholarship. It will constitute a significant resource for the future." - Patristics