• Publications
  • Influence
Communion and Pandemic
  • A. Mcgowan
  • Political Science
    Journal of Anglican Studies
  • 1 May 2020
Communion and Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic continues at the time of writing. Although western countries who are the prime subjects of their own media interest have mostly ‘flattened their curves’
Ascetic Eucharists: Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals
The early Eucharist has usually been seen as sacramental eating of token bread and wine in careful or even slavish imitation of Jesus and his earliest disciples. In fact the evidence suggests great
Eating People: Accusations of Cannibalism Against Christians in the Second Century
Christians were accused of a variety of crimes, including cannibalism, during the second century. Since recent anthropological discussions encourage a degree of skepticism when dealing with
‘It's making his bad days into my bad days’: The impact of coronavirus social distancing measures on young carers and young adult carers in the United Kingdom
The lockdown measures put in place in March 2020 in England to counter the spread of the coronavirus have had significant implications for the lives and well-being of young carers and young adult
Rethinking Eucharistic Origins
Accounts of Eucharistic origins have usually been driven by concern to establish the genealogy of later liturgical practices, and reflect broader narratives of early Christian history as either
To Use and To Enjoy: Augustine and Ecology
An opinion is presented that Augustine's 'dualistic' thinking in distinguishing between 'use' and 'enjoyment' helps our thinking about ecology. His conception of the God-world relationship is used to
‘FIRST REGARDING THE CUP…’: Papias and the Diversity of Early Eucharistic Practice
Certains modernes ont pense qu'il etait difficile d'accepter le fait que le repas rituel mentionne dans la Didache (chapitres 9 et 10) puisse etre appele proprement eucharistie bien que le terme soit
Tertullian and the "Heretical" Origins of the "Orthodox" Trinity
Tertullian's allegiance to the New Prophecy (later known as "Montanism") has often been connected only to his advocacy of ascetic "discipline," and considered irrelevant to his treatment of doctrine.
Discipline and Diet: Feeding the Martyrs in Roman Carthage
  • A. Mcgowan
  • History
    Harvard Theological Review
  • 1 October 2003
Although few Christians were likely to suffer the most violent consequences of persecution under the Roman Empire, the experiences of those imprisoned, tortured, or killed were significant far beyond