Jan heiner tucks a gift of presence offers a lucid and at the same time beautiful re lecture of thomas aquinass theology of the eucharist what makes the book in a welcome way unique is tucks insightful interpretation of thomass eucharistic theology through the lens of his eucharistic hymns and prayers. Jan heiner tuck presents a work that explores the sacramental theology lived spirituality and eucharistic poetry of the churchs doctor communis st thomas aquinas. In scholastic theology before thomas aquinas treatments of the eucharist were governed by the question of how christs presence in the gifts of bread and wine is to be understood two interpretative variants can be typologically distinguished the first softened christs presence in a spiritualistic way and interpreted the consecrated gifts of bread and wine merely as commemorative in . Explores the sacramental theology lived spirituality and eucharistic poetry of the churchs doctor communis st thomas aquinas although aquinas eucharistic poetry has long occupied an important place in the churchs liturgical prayer and her repertoire of sacred music the depth of these poems remains hidden until one grasps the rich . A gift of presence the theology and poetry of the eucharist in thomas aquinas jan heiner teuck 9780813230399 books amazonca
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