<Author>Emerson, Ralph Waldo</Author>
<Edition>Essays and Lectures. Library of America. New York: Literary Classics of the U.S., 1983</Edition>
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<l><i>The Lord's Supper</i> (1)</l>
<l>The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness,</l>
<l>and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. -- ROMANS XIV. 17.</l>
<p>In the history of the Church no subject has been
more fruitful of controversy than the Lord's Supper. There
never has been any unanimity in the understanding of its
nature, nor any uniformity in the mode of celebrating it.
Without considering the frivolous questions which have been
lately debated as to the posture in which men should partake
of it; whether mixed or unmixed wine should be served;
whether leavened or unleavened bread should be broken; the
questions have been settled differently in every church, who
sho . . .