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At the Holy Communion was written to promote the use of communion, a great Ordinance of Christ, to bring the fullest and highest benefit to the Communicant. To this end, the author has sought on one hand to deal with the reader's intelligence, in the holy daylight of Scripture; on the other hand to cultivate at once a sacred reverence for the Ordinance and exercise of a happy personal faith in the Lord of the Table Himself.
Moule explains the meaning of the Lord's supper, what is required of those who come to the Table and the order of administration of communion. He also provides select Scripture passages and hymns suitable for meditation at the Lord's Table. This book is helpful for anyone who is interested in the true meaning of communion or how to prepare or serve it.
About the Author
H.C.G. Moule was the Bishop of Durham from 1901-1920. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A., 1864), where he was fellow from 1865 to 1881. He was assistant master at Marlbouough College (1865-67), assistant curate of Fordington, Dorset (1867-73, 1877-80), dean of Trinity College (1873-77), first principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge (1881-99), and Norrisian professor of divinity at Cambridge (1899-1901). In 1901, he was consecrated bishop of Durham. He was also select preacher at Cambridge in 1880, 1882, 1891, 1894, 1896, 1899, and 1900 and at Oxford in 1895, as well as honorary chaplain to the queen in 1898-1901 and to the king since the latter year. In theology he is "deeply attached to the main positions and traditions of the English Reformation, a humble believer in the divine authority of the Holy Scriptures, and in later years greatly influenced by the Keswick movement."
Some of his notable works include: Daniel: or , the Secret of Continuance (1890); At the Holy Communion (1892); Jesus and the Resurrection (1893); Grace and Godliness (1895); Prayers and Promises (1896); Philippian Studies (1897); Colossian Studies (1898); Our Prayer-Book (1898); Confession (1899); On the Holy Communion (1899); Our Great High Priest, (1899); Ephesian Studies (1900); The Secret of the Presence, and other Sermons (1900), Second Epistle to Timothy (1905); Holiness by Faith (1906); Scenes in the Life of our Lord (1907); The High Priestly Prayer: a devotional Commentary on the 17th Chapter of St. John (1907); Christ's Witness to the Life to Come, and Other Sermons (1908); Faith, its Nature and Work (1909); and Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews (1909).