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    Tad Guzie(Author)

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The author of Jesus and the Eucharist shows why and how sacraments "work". A lucid and exciting introduction to sacramental theology.

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  • PDF | 144 pages
  • Tad Guzie(Author)
  • Paulist Pr; 1st Paperback Edition edition (January 1, 1982)
  • English
  • 9
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  • By Paul on September 15, 2007

    The author makes some interesting observations, especially emphasizing the importance of the communal celebration of the sacraments and not just viewing them as something the individual receives. He also makes a strong case for the importance of the narrative aspect.However I have a problem seeing the book as a trustworthy guide due to some of the author's suggestions which seem at odds with the Catholic Church's traditional and moral teachings. He disputes Augustine's teachings on infant baptism, offers a case for pre-marital co-habitation and calls into question the validity of a child's first confession made prior to first holy communion. So I can't recommend this as an orthodox guide to sacramental theology, despite many great insights.

  • By Patrick Kennedy on April 29, 2017

    This is a book that every Catholic should read to grow in their understanding of the Sacraments which stand at the core of our belief system.

  • By Joey T on January 31, 2010

    An excellent resource for anybody genuinely interested in the sacramental theology (i.e. not just rote teaching on the practice of sacraments). I wouldn't regard it as a comprehensive source by any stretch, but it has many valuable incites and illuminating ways of understanding Catholic sacramentality. It's short, to the point and easy to read. Of course, the down side of this is that some complexity is glossed over. It will also be a little controversial to some readers. Nevertheless, I would recommend this to a novice or advanced theologian alike, with the caveat that they will want some more comprehensive resources alongside it if they want a complete picture of the subject as a whole.

  • By T. M. Powers on February 17, 2001

    Guzie writes in a style and manner that makes complicated theological concepts understandable. He keeps an historical perspective without delving into the abyss of mere historicism. The only problem (small, yet noticeable) I found was Guzie's non-distinction of the terms "symbol" and "ritual." This book is an excellent starting place for anyone looking to begin their study into the sacraments (I recommend it to my students). I also recommend this book to anyone who (like me) needs to update and rescue their ideas of liturgy and sacraments.


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