By Joseph C. Mudd
This research strikes past postmodern developments in Catholic eucharistic theology via exploring the works of Bernard Lonergan and Louis-Marie Chauvet: “Having realized from either Chauvet’s critique of metaphysics and Lonergan’s improvement of a serious metaphysics, we are hoping to supply a fruitful realizing of conventional eucharistic doctrines that's capable of reply to a few modern difficulties and shed a few mild at the nice secret that stands on the heart of Christian worship” (from the introduction).
Postmodern theologians were serious of utilizing metaphysics to interpret the presence of Christ within the Eucharist, liturgical sacrifice, and sacramental causality, who prefer as an alternative a symbolic process. Lonergan’s serious metaphysics, besides the fact that, bargains an account of realizing and being that resists makes an attempt to pit metaphysics opposed to the symbolic and strikes sacramental theology into the genuine global of that means. the result's a theology of the Eucharist grounded in culture that speaks to today’s believers.