My Flesh Is Meat Indeed a Nonsacramental Reading of John 6 (Paperback)


By Meredith J. C. Warren

Fortress Press, 9781451490244, 304pp.

Publication Date: May 28, 2015

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Argues that the bread of life discourse in John 6:51c-58 does not bear any Eucharistic overtones. Rather, John plays on shared cultural expectations in the ancient Mediterranean world about the nature of heroic sacrifice and the accompanying sacrificial meal, which established the identification of a hero with a deity.