To say that the celebration of the eucharist is central to the faith and life of the christian people is not to say anything very original. But neither is it the end of the matter. Precisely because the eucharist is so central, the many questions that are currently being raised about every aspect of our christian existence are all, in one way or another, questions which illuminate our search for a deeper understanding of the eucharist. In this book, therefore, I have tried to approach the problem of the eucharist from a number of different points of view, each of which should help to add depth to the others. If, by thus expressing some aspects of my own very limited understanding of the mysterium fidei, I shall have helped anybody else to deepen, and to express, their own understanding of the same mystery, I shall have done all that I set out to do.
I would like to express my gratitude to the editors of The Clergy Review and New Blackfriars, in which chapters 2 and 5 first appeared, and to the editor of Tijdschrift voor Theologie, in which chapter 6 first
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Publication information: Book title: His Presence in the World:A Study in Eucharistic Worship and Theology. Contributors: Nicholas Lash - Author. Publisher: Sheed & Ward. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1968. Page number: ix.
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