Synopses & Reviews
World-renowned author and professor, Kenan Osborne, O.F.M. examines the fuindamental relationship between Eucharist, community, and spirituality, including their historical and practical development.
There can be no discussion of Eucharistic spirituality unless there is first ofall, a Eucharistic celebration. Both the spirituality and the celebration, however, are unintelligible unless both exist within the reality of a Christian community.Major questions arise regarding the kind of community needed to ground both thecelebration of Eucharist and the development of a Eucharistic spirituality. Throughhistoric observation, Osborne challenges modern assumptions about Eucharisticspirituality. His assessment provides a healthy direction to the emerging 21stcentury understanding of the Eucharist.
This book is based on the author's2005 lecture at The Catholic Church in the 21st Century symposium held in KansasCity, MO.