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Author Tait, Jennifer L. Woodruff.

Title The poisoned chalice : Eucharistic grape juice and common-sense realism in Victorian Methodism / Jennifer L. Woodruff Tait
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 189 pages)
Series Religion and American culture
Religion and American culture (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
Contents What has grape juice to do with common sense? -- Alcohol and science -- Alcohol and the overthrow of reason -- Alcohol, the ideal worker, and the poisoned chalice -- Alcohol and the truth of the Gospel -- Common sense and the common cup -- Juice and cups or wine and chalice? : concluding thoughts on symbolism and minor vices
Summary This work examines the introduction of grape juice into the celebration of Holy Communion in the late 19th century Methodist Episcopal Church and reveals how a 1,800-year-old practice of using fermented communion wine became theologically incomprehensible in a mere forty years. Through study of denominational publications, influential exegetical works, popular fiction and songs, and didactic moral literature, Jennifer Woodruff Tait charts the development of opposing symbolic associations for wine and grape juice. She argues that 19th century Methodists, steeped in Baconian models of science a
Notes Based on the author's Ph. D. thesis (Duke University, 2005)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Methodist Episcopal Church -- Doctrines -- History -- 19th century.
Grape juice -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Lord's Supper -- Methodist Episcopal Church -- History of doctrines -- 19th century
Lord's Supper -- Wine -- History of doctrines -- 19th century.
Temperance and religion -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Church history -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010032808
ISBN 0817384901 (electronic bk.)
9780817384906 (electronic bk.)