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The Mystical Body of Christ

by Fulton J. Sheen

The Mystical Body of Christ captures the theological precision and communicative genius of Fulton J. Sheen (1895–1979), whose radio and television broadcasts, including Life Is Worth Living, have reached millions of homes since the 1950s. With more than thirty of his works still in print, Sheen is one of the most beloved Catholic evangelists of all time.

This full-length and fully developed work on the Church as an extension of the Incarnation reveals Sheen’s accessible and theologically astute teaching style in the early years of his ministry. First published in 1935, the book’s themes of the Eucharist as a source of unity for the Mystical Body of Christ—the Church—and the link between the liturgy and works of social justice were echoed in the Second Vatican Council several decades later.

“Fulton Sheen’s The Mystical Body of Christ remains a serious and significant contribution to the mystical body theology of the twentieth century. And it provides an intriguing glimpse into the subtle and theologically acute mind of the greatest Catholic evangelist of the twentieth century.”
Rev. Robert Barron, Founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries 

“In a world bent on separating Jesus from his Church, Christ from his Body, Sheen's masterful book bridges that divide, inviting people to cross it.”
Brandon Vogt, Author of Saints and Social Justice


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