Eucharistic Symbolism in the Gospel of John

David E. Fredrickson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1997

Issue: Holy Communion (Vol. 17, No 1, Winter, 1997)

A metaphorical reading of eating Jesus' flesh in John 6 is insufficient. It keeps the reader from seeing the connection between Jesus' self-giving and his divinity; it does not reckon with the communication of divinity to communicants; it does not allow for our participation in the life of God through the ascent of the incarnate Word.

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