CONSUMING THE WORD
THE NEW TESTAMENT AND THE EUCHARIST IN THE EARLY CHURCH by Dr. Scott Hahn. Long before the New Testament was a document, it was a sacrament. Jesus called the Eucharist by the name that Christians subsequently gave to the latter books of the Holy Bible. It was the "New Covenant," the "New Testament," in his blood. Christians later extended the phrase to cover the books produced by the apostles and their companions. They did so because these were the books that could be read at Mass. Dr. Hahn examines some of Christianity's most basic terms to discover what they meant to the sacred authors. Hardcover. 159 pages.