Markus Barth on the Lord’s Supper

Paul T Nimmo* (Corresponding Author)

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This article seeks to offer the first detailed exposition and analysis of the two major writings of Markus Barth on the theme of the Lord’s Supper, highlighting matters of scriptural exegesis and considering issues of theological import as well as noting its ecumenical implications. It proceeds in three main sections. First, it sets the scene for the investigation of Markus Barth’s work on the Lord’s Supper by considering briefly the genre and the purpose of the writings in view. Second, it engages in a close reading and analysis of both writings on the Lord’s Supper. Third, and by way of conclusion, it concisely explores the wider ramifications of Barth’s teaching in relation to the work of the ecumenical movement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-228
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Reformed Theology
Issue number3
Early online date27 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Markus Barth
  • Lord’s Supper
  • Jesus Christ
  • sacrament
  • Ecumenism
  • Passover
  • Lord's Supper
  • Sacrament


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