The Hidden Manna has become a classic on Eucharistic teaching. Now in a second edition, accompanied by a new introduction by Fr. Kenneth Baker, a new preface from the author, new material from John Paul II, and the original foreword by Cardinal John O’Connor, this in-depth study lets the breadth and richness of the Church’s tradition speak for itself.
Fr. O’Connor presents and comments on substantial excerpts from the major sources of the Church’s tradition, extending all the way back to apostolic times. Focusing on the doctrine of the Real Presence, he follows the earliest witnesses from Berengarius’ challenge in the Middle Ages through the Protestant Reformation and modern disputes.
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- Explanation of the Church’s teaching on the Eucharistic sacrifice and the Real Presence
- Analysis of the doctrines in context of their historical development
- Exploration of the relationship between the Eucharist and the Church
Praise for the Print Edition
Father James O’Connor gives us nothing less than a comprehensive study of the Church’s meditation on the Mystery of the Eucharist... The Hidden Manna is a superb work.
—Cardinal John O’Connor, Archbishop of New York
We owe a debt of gratitude to Fr. James O’Connor for writing this beautiful treatise on ‘the Sacrament of Sacraments’. The Hidden Manna is a remarkable accomplishment of Catholic scholarship.
—Fr. Kenneth Baker, editor, Homiletic & Pastoral Review
- Title: The Hidden Manna: A Theology of the Eucharist
- Author: James T. O’Connor
- Publisher: Ignatius Press
- Publication Date: 1988
- Pages: 420
About James T. O’Connor
James T. O’Connor is a professor of theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York.