The Body of Christ: The Eucharist and Politics

William T. Cavanaugh

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/2002

Issue: The Body of Christ (Vol. 22, No 2, Spring, 2002)

The church, as body of Christ, is called to be an alternative to the atomization of U.S. society promoted by individualism, the market, and the state. As an alternative social body, the church realizes the eucharistic imperative to be what we receive, to become the body of Christ and allow others to feed on us.

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