The Biblical Roots of the Mass
In this profoundly insightful and highly readable book, Thomas Nash brilliantly refutes the common charge that the Mass is "unbiblical." As you'll discover in these pages, the story of the Mass goes much deeper than the Last Supper and Christ's Passion. Indeed, it's part of an unbroken story that begins in the Garden of Eden and continues today in your local parish. Working systematically through Scripture, Nash offers an authoritative explanation of salvation history, showing how the Old Testament pre-figures and the New Testament wondrously records Jesus's one self-sacrifice on Calvary which is mysteriously made present at each and every Mass. Nash's meticulous, Scripture-packed analysis relies on hundreds of Bible passages to show that the story of the Mass is inextricably linked with the story of the Bible. The Biblical Roots of the Mass challenges Protestants to see the Bible as a truly Catholic story, while leading Catholics to understand the Mass as indispensable to achieving the Church's divinely ordained mandate. You'll also learn: -Why the Mass is not the re-crucifixion of Christ, but is a never-ending, joyful celebration. -Why the the sacramental love offered to us at Mass must remain a mystery. -How you are participating in Christ's saving mission when you attend Mass.