A Feast of Meanings: Eucharistic Theologies from Jesus Through Johannine Circles

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By placing Jesus and his movement first within Judaism and then with Hellenistic society at large, the author shows Jesus did not intend to refer to himself when he spoke of his 'blood' and his 'body'. He meant only to insist that his meals were a better sacrifice than what was offered in the Temple. Later traditions made Jesus himself into the sacrifice.