Freedom and Formation: A Scriptural Theology of Eucharistic Blessings
ATLAS Theology Center

Freedom and Formation: A Scriptural Theology of Eucharistic Blessings

This course examines the scriptural justification for believers to expect the Eucharist to be a place where God will come and bless them with freedom and formation.

At a Glance

This course provides a biblical and exegetical framework for understanding the meaning of the Eucharist. Within Anglicanism and the larger Christian Church, there are at least four streams of emphasis which arise from this biblical basis. Based on the biblical foundation we establish, you can examine each stream and better understand your own position on the theological landscape.

Advanced

120 hours

More Details

Why is the Eucharist so important? Is it meant to be central in our worship practice? Of what benefit is it? What is the biblical meaning of the Eucharist? This course examines the scriptural justification for believers to expect the Eucharist to be a place where God will come and bless them with freedom and formation.

Each lesson includes:

  • Topical reading
  • Overview of the significance of that reading
  • Interactive reflection to help personalize the material

This course is ideal for:

  • Everyone who is interested in learning the biblical meaning of the Eucharist, the Lord's Table
  • Pastors who want to help their congregations have a more meaningful experience of Communion
  • Ordination candidates in the worldwide Anglican Communion, both for the diaconate and the priesthood
  • All Seminarians seeking to have a well-rounded theological curriculum
  • Clergy continuing education
  • Everyone who seeks to encounter the Lord in transformational ways during the Lord's Supper

Course outline:

  • Topic 1 - Reformers, Reinterpreters, and Revivalists (1500s, 1600s, and 1700s)
  • Topic 2 - Reactors and Developments (1800s and 1900s)
  • Topic 3 - Spirituality and Theology
  • Topic 4 - Basics of Anglican Biblical Interpretation
  • Topic 5 - The Last Supper
  • Topic 6 - Words of Institution and Interpretation
  • Topic 7 - The Nature of Blessing
  • Topic 8 - Remembrance Motif
  • Topic 9 - Remembrance Paradigm
  • Topic 10 - The Feast of Blessings
  • Topic 11 - Four Streams of Emphasis Arising from this Biblical Basis
  • Topic 12 - Research and Personal Implementation

About the Technology

Instructor

Susan I. Bubbers
Dr. Susan I. Bubbers

Susan is the Dean of the ATLAS Theological Center and the church-planter for Celebration Anglican Fellowship in Orlando, FL.  Ordained as an Anglican Priest in apostolic succession in 1995, she then served as University chaplain, and pastored three congregations.  She has taught at both the Bible Institute level and the graduate level.  Her education includes an MDiv from Regent University, DAS from Virginia Theological Seminary, DMin from Reformed Theological Seminary, and PhD from the London School of Theology.  She has been named a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.  Her published works include A Scriptural Theology of Eucharistic Blessings (T&T Clark), Pet Prayers (Creation House), and various articles.  Her primary research interests are in the areas of Hermeneutics, Sacramental Theology, Spiritual Formation, and Biblical EcoTheology.