Bread of Life, Cup of Salvation is an invitation to a deeper appreciation for the celebration of the Mass and a greater conviction of its importance for our ordinary living-out of Christian faith in daily life. Taking into account the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the new edition of the General Instruction on the Roman Missal, Fr. John Baldovin, S.J., centers his lucid commentary on the Mass around the most recent official documents and provides an up-to-date survey of the historical development of the Mass from the New Testament to the present. Clear, concise, and accessible, Bread of Life, Cup of Salvation is an informative and powerful reflection on the meaning of the Eucharist for us today.
John F. Baldovin, S.J., is professor of historical and liturgical theology at Weston Jesuit School of Theology. An expert in the history of the liturgy, eucharistic theology, and the role of the priest in the church, he is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Worship: City, Church and Renewal and Liturgy in Ancient Jerusalem.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Food, Glorious Food Chapter 3 The Eucharist in the New Testament Chapter 4 A (Very) Brief History of the Mass Chapter 5 The Entrance Rite Chapter 6 Celebrating the Liturgy of the Word Chapter 7 The Readings for Mass Chapter 8 The Preparation of the Gifts Chapter 9 The Eucharistic Prayer Chapter 10 The Communion Rite Chapter 11 A Theological Reflection Chapter 12 Conclusion