In his book Jesus A.N. Wilson writes that the writer of the fourth Gospel “…clearly did not believe that Jesus did institute the Eucharist. Quite possibly, the first version of John had not even come across the practice, invented by Paul, of eating and drinking the flesh and blood of Christ” (161)
and in his book “Paul” he calls the Eucharist “Paul’s invention…an addition to the agape meal or love feast practised by all Christians…” (166).
So, who instituted the Eucharist? Was it “invented” by Jesus, by Paul or by someone else?