For my second book I will present some quotes from the excellent book by William T Cavanaugh, Torture and Eucharist – Theology, Politics, and the Body of Christ. This book gives an account of the Church’ response to the suppressive Pinochet-regime in Chile between 1973-1990. The Eucharist is seen as a counter-political response to torture from the established politics. Torture, Cavanaugh argues, is an anti-liturgy that directly challenges the social imagination of the church.
The book feels more relevant now than ever.
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