"One of the greatest sources of violence in modern history has been the question of what Jesus meant when he told his disciples at the Last Supper to eat the bread of his body and drink the wine of his blood and to do so always in remembrance of him. It erupted in Europe in the sixteenth century and was carried around the globe by colonizers, missionaries, explorers, and scholars. In its opening chapters, History and Presence examines the power of this question in modernity, arguing that it shaped how religion itself as the ...

History and Presence 2018, Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674984592

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History and Presence 2016, Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674047891

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