Iosif Moldovan, „Covenant and Eucharistic Reason revealed in the presence and ministry of the Son of Man”
In this study I tried to argue that the eucharistic words occupy the central place in Jesus self-disclosure, and therefore they offer a crucial key to understanding his person and work. Firstly, I made an introduction including the view of the johannine community on the Eucharist and the significance of this event in it.
To develop this ideea, I have divided my article in three chapters:
1. Eucharistic reality in pauline perspective.
2. Ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου between divinity and humanity in johannine community.
3. Eucharist, viewed as a reality and transfiguration.
Beginning with the Preliminaries, I presented the goal of my approach in exploring the meaning of the Eucharist statement, in a variety of theological interpretations by using the linguistic method and theological vision.
In the first chapter I presented the outlook of Saint Paul in biblical texts with regard to the significance of bread and wine as flesh and blood of Christ. Furthermore in the second and third chapters, I analyzed the visionof the johannine community, who understood differently the work and ministry of the „Son of man”. By emphasizing this aspect, I used a variety of text interpretations in order to give an understanding of what is in the reallity the „Son of Man”, and his relationship with the Eucharist.
Keywords: ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου, Eucharist, Johannine, flesh and blood, Last Supper, preexistence.