A revised and enlarged edition of the book `Communion in Australian Churches" published in 1979 by the Victorian Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission. -- Preface, p. 5.
Includes bibliographical references and bibliography (p. 149-153).
Contents divided into three main sections: 1. Communion in the Christian tradition -- 2. Communion in Australian Churches today -- 3. Communion : contemporary issues.
Contents: Preface dated Easter 1985 / Ian Scutt -- Introduction dated Feast of the Transfiguration 1985 / Robert Gribben -- Bread of Life / Janet Gaden -- 1. Communion in the Christian tradition -- The Jewish Background of the Christian Eucharist / Raymond Abba -- Eucharist in the New Testament / Nigel Watson -- Eucharist in the Early Church / Willam Tabbernee -- Eucharist in the Western Church from 500 to 1500 A.D. / Ron Dowling -- Eucharist in the Reformation Period / Ian Breward -- Eucharist from the 17th to the 19th Centuries / Austin Cooper -- 2. Communion in Australian Churches today -- Anglican / John Gaden -- Baptist / Mervyn Himbury -- Church of Christ / William Tabbernee -- Eastern Churches: Greek Orthodox / Stelios Menis -- Syrian Orthodox / Punnooethu Skariah -- Assyrian Church / Esther Youman -- Lutheran / Vernon Kleinig -- Pentecostal / Barry Chant -- Presbyterian / Norman Pritchard -- Reformed / Raymond Zorn -- Roman Catholic / Peter Cross -- Salvation Army / Territorial Headquarters -- Society of Friends / Tessa Spratt -- Uniting Church / Grant Dunning -- 3. Communion : contemporary issues -- Word and Eucharist / D'Arcy Wood -- Eucharist and Justice / Elizabeth Rogerson -- Sharing Communion / Andrew Hamilton and John Gaden -- Children and Communion / Ron Dowling -- Communion beyond the gathered Congregation / Robert Gribben -- Presidency / Gregory Manly -- The Ecumenical Convergence / Robert Gribben -- Bibliography - Acknowledgements.
Each essay in last section includes "Questions for thought and talk".
Contributors include Anglicans: Ronald L. Dowling, John R. Gaden and David J. Williams.
Editor "Robert Gribben is a Uniting Church Minister". -- back cover.