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Encounter - Program podcast

ABC Radio National

Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality

Encounter invites you to connect intellectually, emotionally and intuitively across a broad spectrum of topics. The program regularly reflects on the religious experience of multicultural Australia, giving access to voices and experiences that are not often heard in the mainstream media.

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Bread and Body, Wine and Blood

February 22nd, 2014

Episode 25 of 69 episodes

For 2000 years Christians have pondered Jesus’ words at the Last Supper—‘Do this in memory of me’—and in thanksgiving Christians of almost all persuasions do take bread and sometimes wine, bless it and share it. This practice has profoundly influenced ‘western culture’ and it remains provocative – to religious, intellectual and social action and thought.

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