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This Is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence

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This is My Body is a popular apologetic written in terms engaging and accessible to Evangelical Protestants. Shea treats standard misconceptions and objections to the teaching on the real presence of Jesus in the sacrament of the Eucharist, showing most to be simple errors in logic or ironic oversights in scriptural exegesis.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Christendom Press (first published March 1st 1993)
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Brett Salkeld
This little work does not claim to be an exhaustive treatment of Eucharistic theology, but rather one Evangelical's journey towards deeper understanding of the Catholic position on Christ's Eucharistic presence. Shea is an engaging writer and often produces turns of phrase both entertaining and informative. He is generally successful in his efforts at differentiating the genuine Catholic position from its caricature in the popular Evangelical mind. Perhaps his greatest achievement is showing ...more
Jason Hall
Dec 18, 2012 Jason Hall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a strong, though very brief, defense of the Catholic understanding of the Eucharist against objections raised by Evangelical Protestants. It is written in Mark Shea's typical engaging style and is very effective for it's purpose. However, it is very focused (and therefore limited) in it's scope and even for its intended audience of Evangelicals open to Catholic apologetic arguments, it is more of an invitation to further study (which is Shea's stated intent) than a definitive apologetic ...more
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A short excellent account of Mr. Shea's journey from his Protestant roots to belief in the Eucharist. This is not a theological treatise, but a straightforward look at his questions and thought processes in seeking to understand the doctrine of the True Body and Blood.
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Short and concise with some nice illustrations. Nothing I hadn't really read before, but someone beginning to search into this issue this book is well suited.
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Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is the Mary, Mother of the Son trilogy (Catholic Answers). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register and his regular feature on InsideCatholic.com. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Wor ...more
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