Sacrifice and salvation in Echtgus Úa Cúanáin’s poetic treatise on the Eucharist

Boyle, Elizabeth (2013) Sacrifice and salvation in Echtgus Úa Cúanáin’s poetic treatise on the Eucharist. In: Envisioning Christ on the Cross: Ireland and the Early Medieval West. Four Courts, Dublin, pp. 181-194. ISBN 9781846823879

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This essay discusses the use of the Passion narrative in Echtgus Úa Cúanáin's Middle Irish poetic treatise on Eucharistic doctrine, arguing that Echtgus chose to emphasise the role of Christ as priest, and enactor of the first Eucharistic feast at the Last Supper, rather than focusing on Christ's sacrifice on the cross. Connections with Lanfranc's letter on Eucharistic doctrine and the Eucharistic controversy depicted in Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of Malachy are also explored, as is Echtgus's use of Paschasius Radbertus, De corpore et sanguine Domini.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Sacrifice; salvation; Echtgus Úa Cúanáin; poetic treatise; Eucharist;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Celtic Studies > Early Irish (Sean Ghaeilge)
Item ID: 5580
Depositing User: Elizabeth Boyle
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2014 16:18
Publisher: Four Courts
Refereed: Yes

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