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The On Being Project

Don Saliers and Edward Foley

The Meaning of Communion: At the Table

What are the origins of communion, and what is its deepest social relevance? Two leading theologians of communion describe a ritual that is not just personally meaningful for the believer, but also collectively and ethically challenging for Christians.
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  • Don Saliers

    Don Saliers

    is the William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. His books include, Worship Come to Its Senses and A Song to Sing, A Life to Live.

  • Edward Foley

    Edward Foley

    is a Capuchin priest, Professor of Liturgy and Music, and Director of the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He was a founder of the executive committee of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy.