Pohle’s second volume on the sacraments explores the Eucharist. Pohle examines both Scripture and tradition to determine Christ’s presence in the sacrament, as well as the matter and form of the Eucharist. He also defends the necessity of the Eucharist and its position in the Mass. Of particular interest to Protestants, Pohle defines and explains transubstantiation.
- Detailed footnotes and bibliographical material
- Contains a detailed topical index
- Title: The Sacraments: A Dogmatic Treatise, vol. 2
- Author: Joseph Pohle
- Edition: 2nd
- Publisher: B. Herder
- Publication Date: 1917
- Pages: 408
About Joseph Pohle
Joseph Pohle (1852–1922) studied in Trier, Rome, and was ordained as a priest in 1878. He served as a professor in Baar, Switzerland from 1881 to 1883, as professor at St. Joseph’s College in Leeds, England from 1883 to 1886, and as professor of philosophy in Fulda from 1886 to 1889. In 1889, he moved to America to teach at the newly-founded Catholic University. Pohle returned to Europe in 1894, teaching at Münster and then Breslau, where he served as professor of dogma, and wrote his Dogmatic Theology. He was also a frequent contributor to the Catholic Encyclopedia.