Lee Palmer Wandel, Ph.D. (1985) in History, University of Michigan, is Professor of History, Religious Studies, and Visual Culture at the University of Wisconsin. Her most recent book is The Reformation: Towards a New History, (Cambridge, 2011).
All those interested in the history of Christianity, the liturgies of Western Christianity, the Reformation, theology and the arts.
“Wandel’s volume is a valuable contribution to the corpus of knowledge concerning the development of the Eucharist in the Reformation. She brings together a collection of essays which enable scholarly access and accessible scholarship to a variety of topics pertinent to the study of the Eucharist in the Reformation.”
Adrian Burdon, Methodist Church in Britain. In: Reviews in Religion & Theology, Vol. 21, No. 3 (2014), pp. 419-422.
“This volume provides an introduction to competing understandings of the Eucharist and the consequences for liturgical practice and the arts extending into the eighteenth century. It is self-consciously interdisciplinary, with contributions by theologians, historians, art historians, musicologists, and literary scholars. The volume invites comparison among the Christian traditions, with articles devoted not only to the Catholic, Lutheran, and Reformed churches, but also to Anglicans and Anabaptists. … the essays here … stimulate readers to think beyond traditional approaches to the study of the Eucharist in the Reformation.”
Amy Nelson Burnett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In: Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 67, No. 3 (Fall 2014), pp. 1032-1033.
“This splendid volume does not try to construct a “single history” but “seeks to render something of the protean heterogeneity of early modern thinking – in texts written and sung, images, objects, architecture, music, and practices – on the Eucharist”. It well succeeds!”
Donald K. McKim, Germantown, Tennessee. In: Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 46, No. 1 (2015), pp. 157-159.
“A panoramic, yet precise, view of how the doctrines and experiences of the Eucharist changed during the Reformation. […] This volume presents the reader with the latest findings of scholarship on the standard personalities and traditions involved in the Reformation, but also extends the discussion to include several areas of research that have historically not received much attention. [...] Together with the essays on aesthetics, music, and architecture, the book ultimately gives us a more “human” perspective on the Eucharist in the Reformation, and should be a welcome addition to any university or seminary library.”
Gregory Soderberg, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. In: Journal of Reformed Theology, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2015), pp. 209-210.
“Ce volume de la prestigieuse collection, qui compte aujourd’hui près de soixante volumes, offre un bon instrument de travail pour se repérer dans la diversité des compréhensions de l’eucharistie au temps des Réformes.”
Michel Mallèvre, ISTINA, LX (2015), p. 144.
Table of contents
List of Figures, List of Contributors, and List of Key Names
Lee Palmer Wandel
PART ONE: THEOLOGY
The Medieval Inheritance
Huldrych Zwingli and Heinrich Bullinger
Anabaptist Theologies of the Eucharist
John D. Rempel
Anglican Theologies of the Eucharist
James F. Turrell
The Council of Trent
Robert J. Daly, S.J.
PART TWO: LITURGICAL PRACTICES
Raymond A. Mentzer
Michele Zelinsky Hanson
James F. Turrell
The Spanish New World
PART THREE: SITES OF THE EUCHARIST
Sites of the Eucharist
PART FOUR: THE ART OF THE LITURGY
A View of the Eucharist on the Eve of the Reformation
Birgit Ulrike Münch
PART FIVE: THE EUCHARIST AND SOUND
The Sounds of Eucharistic Culture
Alexander J. Fisher
PART SIX: THE IMPORT OF THE EUCHARIST
Regina M. Schwartz
Enlightenment Aesthetics and the Eucharistic Sign: Lessing’s Laocoön