Word and World Fall ’13 Theme on Bread

The Fall Word & World journal issue is focused on the theme of “bread.” There are a number of good contributions (Brueggemann makes an appearance). I want to point out Susan Hylen’s essay on “Seeing Jesus John’s Way: Manna from Heaven.” Here is the abstract for her article.

By using manna as a metaphor for Jesus, John points backwards to understand Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection as part of the Jewish story that begins with the exodus; John also points forward to the Eucharist, allowing those who partake of Jesus as manna to walk as Israelites and disciples whom God feeds with the bread of life.






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