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The Mystical Body of Christ

The Mystical Body of Christ

A Timeless Portrait of the Church from a Beloved Catholic Evangelist

by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Foreword by Bishop Robert Barron

Introduction by Brandon Vogt

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First published in 1935, The Mystical Body of Christ is a groundbreaking contribution to ecclesiology—the study of the Church—from one of the most beloved evangelists of the modern world.

In a culture where an increasing number of people identify as “spiritual but not religious,” The Mystical Body remains as timely as ever. With the typical wit and insight that made him a household name, Fulton J. Sheen draws believers into a deeper understanding of their own role in the great communion of saints.

Addressing topics such as the Eucharist, the Incarnation, social justice, and priestly scandals, Sheen artfully guides readers through the Scriptures and the rich Catholic theological tradition to demonstrate the inseparability of Christ and his Church. The Church is not a roadblock to encountering Christ, Sheen argues, but rather the living Body of Christ himself.

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Publisher: Word on Fire
ISBN: 978-1-68578-033-3
Binding: Hardcover
Page count: 286
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Thickness: 1.12 (in)
Language: English
Release date: Jun 19, 2023
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About the Author

A brilliant academic, Catholic prelate, writer, evangelist, and television personality, Fulton J. Sheen was also a mesmerizing public speaker, endowed with extraordinary oratorical gifts, a charming sense of humor, and a magnetic personal presence. At the height of his fame, Sheen’s radio program, The Catholic Hour, had an audience of four million and his television show Life is Worth Living was viewed by an estimated thirty million people each week. He had the courage and the imagination to use the new media in the mid-twentieth century to engage a world growing increasingly skeptical of Christianity.

About the Foreword Author

Bishop Robert Barron is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and the host of CATHOLICISM, a groundbreaking, award-winning documentary about the Catholic faith. On July 21, 2015, Pope Francis announced his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and on June 2, 2022, he appointed Bishop Barron the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester (Minnesota). Ordained in 1986 in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Bishop Barron received a master’s degree in philosophy from The Catholic University of America in 1982 and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Institut Catholique de Paris in 1992.

About the Introduction Author

Brandon Vogt is the Senior Publishing Director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. He is a bestselling author of ten books. He serves as President of the Central Florida Chesterton Society and lives with his wife and seven children on a farm outside of Orlando, FL

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