By Lawrence Feingold
What is the Eucharist? Lawrence Feingold sets out to answer that question in his masterful work The Eucharist: Mystery of Presence, Sacrifice, and Communion. The ultimate answer to the question comes in the form of an organized, thorough, and engaging look at the three ends of the Eucharist: God’s true presence, His redemptive sacrifice, and spiritual nourishment through communion with Him. Feingold not only paints a beautiful and complete historical picture of the Eucharist—from its prefigurement in the Old Testament to its fulfillment in the New and its treatments by the Fathers of the Church—but he also dives deeply into how the Eucharist effects actual change and communion in individuals and the Church. With theological expertise, Feingold answers Protestant objections and provides a detailed explanation of doctrine. Feingold’s treatment on the Eucharist will enrich the understanding of those seeking the truth about this most important sacrament and sacrifice. This book is versatile enough to be used as a textbook for a course on the Eucharist or for theological reading.