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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 deeper than the Last Supper and Christ’s Passion and Death. 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 prefigures – and the New Testament wondrously records – Jesus’s one self-sacrifice of 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 vulnerable, weak lamb is a surprisingly powerful symbol of Our Lord.
  • How Christ’s Sacrifice didn’t begin or end on Calvary, but culminated in everlasting glory in the heavenly sanctuary at his Ascension.
  • Why the Mass is not a re-crucifixion of Christ, but is a never-ending, joyful celebration in which heaven and earth become one.
  • How Christ’s human body can be present in countless hosts at numerous Masses around the world – every day.
  • How you are participating in Christ’s saving mission when you participate in Mass.
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Weight .75 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × .8 × 8.5 in

Tom Nash